7 doctors weighed in:
Do I have social phobia?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. K. Olson
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Beyond shyness
Some have unwarranted fears when dealing with or talking with others.
The fear is of ridicule, humiliation, and consequent embarrassment. Attempts are often made to avoid interactions - for example offering excuses to get out of socialization (seldom if ever open about the real reasons). Loneliness, inordinate social discomfort, poor self-image, and often addiction can be co-existent.

In brief: Beyond shyness
Some have unwarranted fears when dealing with or talking with others.
The fear is of ridicule, humiliation, and consequent embarrassment. Attempts are often made to avoid interactions - for example offering excuses to get out of socialization (seldom if ever open about the real reasons). Loneliness, inordinate social discomfort, poor self-image, and often addiction can be co-existent.
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Social Anxiety
Not sure what your symptoms are, but if your anxiety is causing distress or interferes with work/social activities/daily functioning, then consult a therapist for tx.

In brief: Social Anxiety
Not sure what your symptoms are, but if your anxiety is causing distress or interferes with work/social activities/daily functioning, then consult a therapist for tx.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Desensitization
Start regularly socializing with small, and i mean small groups of people you know personally in a variety of social situations, and slowly increase the number of friends.
Then, slowly have your friends invite people you may not know personally, just one or two to start with, and increase the numbers of known and unknown people over time. Should the anxiety spike, stick with smaller mixed groups

In brief: Desensitization
Start regularly socializing with small, and i mean small groups of people you know personally in a variety of social situations, and slowly increase the number of friends.
Then, slowly have your friends invite people you may not know personally, just one or two to start with, and increase the numbers of known and unknown people over time. Should the anxiety spike, stick with smaller mixed groups
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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In brief: ?
You need to describe your symptoms.

In brief: ?
You need to describe your symptoms.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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