Social anxiety disorder is also called a social phobia. Social anxiety disorder is characterized by extreme fear or a sense of anxiety about being judged by others in a social setting. Specific symptoms may include a fear of appearing foolish or awkward. Someone with untreated social anxiety may end up avoiding social situations altogether when possible. If someone can’t avoid these situations, they often experience intense distress.

Social Anxiety Disorder FAQs

Find out more about social anxiety disorder with the following answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.