Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Disorder

Learn more about social anxiety disorder and social phobias. Those diagnosed with social anxiety disorder have irrational fears of being embarrassed in public that can worsen over time. Other social phobias could be a specific social phobia such as fear of public speaking or speaking over the phone. Find out about the causes of social phobias and social anxiety disorder as well as symptoms, diagnosis, treatment methods and related conditions.

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