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What is Social Anxiety?

Social anxiety is the fear of social situations and the interaction with other people that can automatically bring on feelings of self-consciousness, judgment, evaluation, and inferiority.

Put another way, social anxiety is the fear and anxiety of being judged negatively by other people, leading to feelings of embarrassment, humiliation, and depression.

If a person usually becomes anxious in social situations, but seems fine when they are alone, then "social anxiety" may be the problem.

Social Anxiety Disorder (also known as "Social Phobia") is a much more common problem than past estimates have led us to believe. Millions of people all over the world suffer from this devastating and traumatic problem every day, either from a specific social anxiety or from a more generalized social anxiety.

Social Anxiety Disorder is on the verge of becoming the third largest psychological disorder, after depression and alcoholism. It is estimated that on average 7-8% of the general population suffers from some form of social anxiety at the present time.



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