A 47-year-old member asked:
Can social anxiety be genetic or acquired?
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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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Last updated May 26, 2016
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