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Formerly Loudoun Psychiatric Care.

Formerly Loudoun Psychiatric Care.

SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER

SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER

Social Anxiety Disorder, also known as Social Phobia, is a mental health condition characterized by an intense and persistent fear of social situations and the fear of being negatively judged or embarrassed by others. Individuals with social anxiety disorder often experience significant distress and anxiety in social interactions, leading to avoidance of social situations or enduring them with extreme discomfort.

Common symptoms of social anxiety disorder include extreme self-consciousness, fear of scrutiny or judgment, excessive worry about embarrassing oneself, avoidance of social situations, physical symptoms like rapid heartbeat, sweating, trembling, and difficulty speaking or making eye contact. These symptoms can significantly impair a person’s ability to engage in social, work, or academic activities and can have a negative impact on their overall well-being.