Other Conditions That Can Cause Symptoms Similar to Social Anxiety Disorder
Social anxiety disorder is not easily
confused with anxiety that primarily results from physical disorders (such as
head trauma or an overactive thyroid).
But other mental health conditions that can produce symptoms
that are similar to those of social anxiety disorder include:1
How well phobia treatment will work depends partly on the severity of the phobia. Though some phobias are never completely cured, therapy can help many people learn to function effectively. Types of therapy include:
Attending phobia clinics and support groups has also helped many people overcome their fears.
In addition, medication may help some people overcome their phobia.
Therapies for Phobia
For specific phobias,...