It is also known as social phobia. It is more than just shyness. It is a mental health condition characterised by an intense fear of social situations and interactions.
People with social anxiety often feel overwhelming distress and self-consciousness in social settings, worrying about being judged embarrassed, or humiliated. This anxiety can lead to avoidance of social events, isolation and difficulty forming relationships.
Ever heard of stage fright? Well that is a form of social anxiety - some people don't have anxiety related to social situations, but they do have it before chairing a meeting, giving a speech, going on stage, competing in sports, being part of a band.
Physical signs and symptoms that can sometimes accompany a social anxiety disorder and may include:
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My name is Katrina Jones, the person behind New Dawn Counselling Service which is situated in Tullamore, Co Offaly.