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Social Anxiety And Mental Disorder (SAD)

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Many people upon hearing about social anxiety for the first time assume that it is the same thing as being shy and that SAD isn't a real disorder. Social anxiety is a mental disorder while shyness is a personality trait. While social anxiety and shyness have overlapping traits they are fundamentally different (“Shyness). How they can be mixed up I'm not really sure. While SAD is a recently discovered mental illness, it was diagnosed in the1980’s, it is understandable that the public is not well informed about the subject. Some assume that social anxiety is shyness with negative traits tacked on at the end. This is incorrect many people with social anxiety are extroverted and their anxiety is simply holding them back and restricting them. Those
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