Does a social anxiety disorder have to have physical symptoms?

Yes. By definition ''anxiety'' , whatever the cause feels like fear without a clearly known cause. Different combination and degree vary with the individual from mild to severely restricting one's life. People describe -in no particular order- dizziness, tingling in lips and/or lips, nausea, foreboding, preoccupation, ''freezing up'', urge to evacuate bladder and or bowel, blurred vision. Be referred.
It would be difficul. To have anxiety without some physical symptoms.

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Are there other less common symptoms of social anxiety disorder?

Less than what? Social anxiety d/o or social phobia is a marked and consistent fear of one or more social or performance situations with unfamiliar people and/or where one may be scrutinized by others leading to excessive or unreasonable anxiety and interferes significantly with normal routine and marked distress. Read more...

What are the symptoms of social anxiety disorder and depression?

Avoiding social situ. Depression : depressed mood, lack of interest , anhidonia, poor concentration, lack of sleep or sleeping too much, poor appetite or eating too much , guilt feeling psychomotor agitataion or retaradation and suicidal ideation. Read more...

How to overcome the frozen smile symptom of social anxiety disorder?

The answer is not. . about the smile. Its about the dynamic of underlying tension fearing disapproval and not feeling able control it. you have to understand how anxiety works before you can modify its symptoms. Here's a reference to start: http//:www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html. Read more...

How to overcome the itchy eye symptoms of social anxiety disorder?

Anxiety symptoms. If you believe the itchy eyes are caused by the anxiety, the long term solution is to address the cause of the anxiety. I have a great explanation of how what seemed like small stressors can produce bigger symptoms over time. Social anxiety is usually caused by being barraged by criticism, verbal abuse, bullying etc. EMDR is an extremely effective trauma therapy that can really turn around the pro. Read more...

I have been diagnosed w/ social anxiety disorder. I get anxiety and blushing. My doctor put me in prozac (fluoxetine). Is Prozac (fluoxetine) a good medication for my symptoms?

Common choice. Your doctor made a choice that is very common. However, psychological therapy or counseling is also a 1st choice without side effects and with skill acquisition for living more comfortably in general. They can work together if necessary, but i'd try therapy first and add drugs if needed. Just my bias. Good luck. Read more...
Yes, it usually is. You may not see results immediately because Prozac (fluoxetine) works gradually , but it can work very well for social anxiety disorder. Try to give it at least 6 to 8 weeks at therapeutic doses. Read more...

How to know if I have a social anxiety disorder?

Psychiatric eval. Symptoms of a social anxiety disorder can including being worried about being judged by others or doing something to embarrass yourself around others. You could turn pink, sweat, tremble, suddenly find it hard to talk or make eye contact or have a shaky voice. You might avoid doing things w people so that you don't do something embarrassing ; you likely make an effort to never be the center of att. Read more...

How do I know if I have a social anxiety disorder?

Ask yourself. If you're afraid of doing something humiliating or embarrassing in front of people, such as meeting new people or eating or writing in public. Do you avoid or dread social situations in which others may observe you? Social anxiety usually starts in childhood or early adulthood. It occurs in about 11% of the U.S. Population. For a definite diagnosis, talk to a mental health professional. Read more...

How do I get help for a social anxiety disorder without anyone knowing?

Your doctor. Your family doctor and any therapist or psychiatrist is obligated by their oath and by law not to tell anyone what you tell them (other than telling your insurance company which requires a diagnosis for payment. And they can't tell your family or employer.) many people have social anxiety and there are good treatments available, with and without meds. Read more...