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Shawna Freshwater, Ph.D.   ·   Clinical Psychologist, NeuroPsychologist & Holistic Healer   ·   Contact for your free 15-minute consultation

Social Anxiety

Of the various anxiety disorders, social anxiety is the most frequently encountered. Those with social anxiety have problems with severe
anxiety in everyday social situations
. In many cases, interacting socially becomes very stressful and even emotionally painful. Some people have the feeling that they are constantly being judged by others. Sometimes feelings like this become so problematic that someone may completely avoid almost all social interactions with others. Social anxiety can interfere with enjoyment of school, work or other activities that involve other people. Sufferers typically say they are really worried about being embarrassed or humiliated.