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What is social anxiety disorder?

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Social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, is a psychological condition that causes an overwhelming fear of situations that require interacting with another person or performing in front of others. Unlike being shy around strangers or nervous before a performance, social anxiety is a fear that you might humiliate yourself with your actions or speech in public.

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "What illnesses often co-exist with depression?;" ''Any Anxiety Disorder Among Adults;'' ''Any Anxiety Disorder Among Children;'' "Eating Disorders;" and ''What is Depression?''

American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-V.

Fieve, R. Rodale Books, 2006. Bipolar II,

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 28, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "What illnesses often co-exist with depression?;" ''Any Anxiety Disorder Among Adults;'' ''Any Anxiety Disorder Among Children;'' "Eating Disorders;" and ''What is Depression?''

American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-V.

Fieve, R. Rodale Books, 2006. Bipolar II,

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 28, 2018

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