Social Anxiety Disorder Medical Information

Social Anxiety Disorder also called social phobia, is a common psychological disorder that affects more than 15 million Americans.  It is an intense anxiety or fear of being judged, negatively evaluated, or rejected in a social or performance situation. It may also be associated with major depression and other mental health disorders. The onset of Social Anxiety Disorder usually occurs around teen years. Those who suffer from this disorder are aware of their anxiety, however, feel powerless against their situation.

Signs and Symptoms


  • Blushing
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Trembling 
  • Sweating
  • Upset Stomach/Nausea
  • Trouble Catching breathe
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle Tension



  • Fear of interacting with others
  • Fear of a situation being judged
  • Worrying about humiliating oneself
  • Avoiding doing or speaking for fear of embarrassment
  • Enduring a social situation with intense fear or anxiety