Social anxiety disorder



Unknown, but with strong genetic component shaped by environmental factors


High self-consciousness, cognitive distortion between perceived and actual behavior, physical manifestations of anxiety, such as sweating or palpitations,

Mortality Rate



Psychotherapy, SSRIs

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Social anxiety disorder is a psychiatric condition.

For people with social anxiety disorder, everyday social interactions cause irrational anxiety, fear, self-consciousness and embarrassment.

Symptoms may include excessive fear of situations in which one may be judged, worry about embarrassment or humiliation or concern about offending someone.

Talk therapy and antidepressants can help increase confidence and improve ability to interact with others.

Social anxiety disorder at Wikipedia

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