What are the common symptoms of people with social phobia?

Persons with social phobia usually:

- feel very anxious before an event/outing.

- feel intensely uncomfortable throughout an event/outing.

- have lingering unpleasant feelings after an event/outing.

Following are the symptoms of people with social phobia:

Are very anxious about being with other people Are very self-conscious in front of other people; that is, they are very worried about how they themselves will act Are very afraid of being embarrassed in front of other people Are very afraid that other people will judge them Worry for days or weeks before an event where other people will be Stay away from places where there are other people Have a hard time making friends and keeping friends May have body symptoms when they are with other people, such as blushing, heavy sweating, trembling, nausea, and having a hard time talking.

This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Mental Health.

The symptoms of social phobia include:
  • Extreme uneasiness, self-consciousness, and fear of embarrassment in ordinary social situations.
  • Avoidance of parties and social gatherings.
  • Blushing, sweating, trembling, nausea, and difficulty talking in social situations, possibly coupled with the sensation that all eyes are turned on you.
  • In some cases, panic attack (marked by shortness of breath, sweating, palpitations, chest pain, or a smothering sensation) triggered by social gatherings.

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