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Can social anxiety be genetic or acquired?

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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Social anxiety: It could be caused by both genetic and environmental factors, although in my experience environmental factors have more predominant, which means it can be overcome with help most likely. Best.

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