Social anxiety (or social phobia) is a disorder that alienates people and causes them to avoid

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Social anxiety (or social phobia) is a disorder that alienates people and causes them to avoid social situations at all costs. It is described by the National Institute of Mental Health as “a strong fear of being judged by others and of being embarrassed (NIMH).” This means that people with this disorder have a fear of people’s thoughts and as a result will try to isolate themselves from others. Social anxiety has a very large limit as to the things that can trigger it. It can go from the simplest of things, such as simply buying an item to the extent of having to do a presentation in front of a large crowd.
This disorder is also more common than one might think, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America says that “about 15
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The results showed that “half of youth identified themselves as shy but only 12 percent of shy youth also met criteria for social phobia in their lifetime. The youths that did not describe themselves as shy resulted in 5 percent that met criteria for social phobia (NIMH, Burstein, 2011).” This means that the criteria for social anxiety are far more drastic than the typical shyness some people show and therefore cannot easily be confused.
Social anxiety usually gets recognized around the preteen years, although symptoms can be seen at younger ages as well. This anxiety can have physical and mental symptoms; some of the physical symptoms include sweating, blushing, fainting and trembling. As far as mental symptoms go, there is excess worrying, a particular refusal of a type of social activity (for example an issue with writing on the blackboard above all else), and a general type of social isolation. You usually have to be showing true symptoms of social anxiety for at least 6 months before you can receive treatment. Treatments for this disorder are very important, if a person suffering from social anxiety doesn’t not get treated they can continue to have it for the rest of their lives and miss many important opportunities. Often people with social anxiety will develop another disorder like depression if

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