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

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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How common are social anxiety disorders?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Social anxiety disorders are very common mental illnesses. It is believed that 15 million adults suf...
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Can children have social anxiety disorders?
Dr. Tamar ChanskyDr. Tamar Chansky
The short answer is: yes. Many children may have a shy or what is preferably referred to as a "slow ...
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What are the symptoms of social anxiety disorders?
David Tolin, PhDDavid Tolin, PhD
Social anxiety disorder (also called social phobia), is an excessive fear of social or performance s...
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Dr. Tamar Chansky - What are social anxiety disorders?
Dr. Tamar Chansky - What are social anxiety disorders?

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