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How does social anxiety disorder affect my life?

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Social anxiety disorder prevents you from living your life. You’ll avoid situations that most people consider “normal.” You might even have a hard time understanding how others can handle them so easily.

When you avoid all or most social situations, it affects your personal relationships. It can also lead to:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Negative thoughts
  • Depression
  • Sensitivity to criticism
  • Poor social skills that don’t improve

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Social Anxiety Disorder.”

Andrew Kukus Foundation for Social Anxiety : “What is social anxiety?”

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: “Social Anxiety Disorder.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Social Anxiety Disorder.”

Andrew Kukus Foundation for Social Anxiety : “What is social anxiety?”

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: “Social Anxiety Disorder.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2019

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