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How do social anxiety disorders affect a person's life?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Social anxiety disorders can have profound effects on a person's daily life. Some people with these disorders may be unable to eat with other people, use public restrooms, or assert themselves in social situations. Poor self-esteem and lack of interpersonal skills may also be caused by social anxiety disorders.

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