What Is Social Anxiety Disorder?

What Is Social Anxiety Disorder?

What Is Social Anxiety Disorder?

Most people feel nervous in at least some social situations. Asking someone for a date or giving a presentation may cause feelings of butterflies in your stomach.

But in social anxiety disorder—or social phobia—ordinary social interactions can cause significant anxiety, fear, self-consciousness and embarrassment. This discomfort comes from fearing the scrutiny and negative judgments of other people.

Today we're talking about what Social Anxiety Disorder is and how to recognize it in yourself and in kids.

Today we're talking about how to do that as we discuss:

  • How shyness and social anxiety disorder are different
  • How common social anxiety disorder is and at what age it might start
  • How SAD can affect your daily life
  • The ways that SAD can show up in children
January 7, 2021
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