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Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is a common anxiety disorder that causes a specific fear of social situations. The physical and emotional symptoms of social anxiety can put strain on relationships, affect self-confidence and self-esteem, and interfere with work or school life.

Indicators of social anxiety may include:

  • Excessive worrying before, during, and after a social situation.

  • Fear of embarrassment or being judged by others

  • Scrutinize your own social performance

  • Expecting the worst possible consequences from a negative experience during a social situation

  • Concerns about having physical symptoms

For someone with social anxiety disorder, social interaction may lead to:

- Blushing and/or sweating

- Nausea

- Trembling or shaking

- Rigid body stance or muscle tension

- Difficulty speaking or feeling as if their mind goes blank

- Dizziness or light-headedness

- Rapid heart rate

Read our blog on Social Anxiety here.

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