Interesting social anxiety disorder facts are difficult to find these days. Many websites copy and paste information from other websites without checking its sources. And because little is known about social anxiety, I have collected some interesting social anxiety disorder facts for you. Of course all the interesting social anxiety disorder facts come from scientific articles. Individuals with social phobia live with it for years or even decades before they seek help. Social phobia is considered a chronic mental disorder. Social anxiety disorder (social phobia) is the most common anxiety disorder: 6.65% of adults had social anxiety disorder at least once in their lives. Social phobia is a serious and underestimated problem in today’s society. Here are some interesting social anxiety disorder facts.
But first a short introduction to what social anxiety disorder (SAD) is. A person with SAD is afraid that he looks bad, or will make a mistake, be embarrassed or humiliated in front of others. This fear can get so huge that it can result in a panic attack. Most people with SAD have poor social skills. Having poor social skills can make people with SAD even more afraid in social situations. What happens next is that people with SAD will stay away from social situations. Or they will worry a lot just days before the event takes place.
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