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Social anxiety or something else more serious. Who can diagnose it?
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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry
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In brief: Psychiatrist
A well trained, experienced psychiatrist is the short answer. Since the range of symptoms from discomfort to paralyzing anxiety in general to specific interaction or even severe avoidance, a skilled & thorough evaluation should clarify what is experienced as well as the underlying cause.
So the difficulty may range from incidental or relatively contained to initial sx. Of schizophrenia. Serious!

In brief: Psychiatrist
A well trained, experienced psychiatrist is the short answer. Since the range of symptoms from discomfort to paralyzing anxiety in general to specific interaction or even severe avoidance, a skilled & thorough evaluation should clarify what is experienced as well as the underlying cause.
So the difficulty may range from incidental or relatively contained to initial sx. Of schizophrenia. Serious!
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
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Dr. Glen Elliott
I would add only that social anxiety alone can be quite serious. People tend to dismiss anxiety as a "minor" problem, but it can be devastating to the person and family, if untreated.
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In brief: Psychiatrist/PCP
A psychiatrist will be able to tell you if your anxiety is due to a medical conditon or is social anxiety disorder.

In brief: Psychiatrist/PCP
A psychiatrist will be able to tell you if your anxiety is due to a medical conditon or is social anxiety disorder.
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
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