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What are usual signs of social anxiety disorder?

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Dr. Christopher Michael
Clinical Psychology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Symptoms of Soc Anx

Fear of one or more social situations in which the person may be exposed to scrutiny, fear of embarassing self.
The feared situations cause high anxiety or panic attack, the situations are strongly avoided, and the person (usually) understands that the fear is unreasonable.

In brief: Symptoms of Soc Anx

Fear of one or more social situations in which the person may be exposed to scrutiny, fear of embarassing self.
The feared situations cause high anxiety or panic attack, the situations are strongly avoided, and the person (usually) understands that the fear is unreasonable.
Dr. Christopher Michael
Dr. Christopher Michael
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Dread, Avoidance

Symptoms include physical (e.
g., heart racing, sweating. blushing); intense awareness of physical symptoms; thoughts of embarrassing self, feeling ashamed of self (e.g., "I'm so stupid"); avoiding social situations, social interactions. Symptoms interfere with daily functioning, ability to form relationships, etc. Suggest expert help! Read the stories of two sufferers here: http://ow.ly/EXbBU

In brief: Dread, Avoidance

Symptoms include physical (e.
g., heart racing, sweating. blushing); intense awareness of physical symptoms; thoughts of embarrassing self, feeling ashamed of self (e.g., "I'm so stupid"); avoiding social situations, social interactions. Symptoms interfere with daily functioning, ability to form relationships, etc. Suggest expert help! Read the stories of two sufferers here: http://ow.ly/EXbBU
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Avoidance of people

Anxiety about talking with people, speaking in front of others, talkign in groups, avoidance or anxiety fo being in groups, avoidance of people, usually in the context of wanting relationships.
A resident and i put together a web page with common symptoms and resources: http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/socialanxietydisorderwhatis.Asp.

In brief: Avoidance of people

Anxiety about talking with people, speaking in front of others, talkign in groups, avoidance or anxiety fo being in groups, avoidance of people, usually in the context of wanting relationships.
A resident and i put together a web page with common symptoms and resources: http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/socialanxietydisorderwhatis.Asp.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Dr. Ernest Bordini
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