Social Anxiety Disorder/Social Phobia
Social Anxiety Disorder, also known as social phobia, is a mental health condition characterized by an intense fear of social situations and a persistent fear of being negatively judged or evaluated by others. Individuals with social anxiety often experience significant anxiety and distress in social or performance situations, leading to avoidance behaviors. Physical symptoms such as blushing, trembling, sweating, and difficulty speaking may accompany these situations. Social anxiety can impact various aspects of daily life, including work, school, and relationships. Treatment typically involves psychotherapy, medication, or a combination of both to help individuals manage and overcome social anxiety.