In this world there are different kinds of people and all have their own lifestyle, attitude and nature. Some people get mixed with one another very soon they got friendly nature but some are of shy nature. This kind of people don’t want to get noticed by anyone. These people got a fear in their heart to being closely watched or judged by others and by this firstly these people suffer from anxiety and self-consciousness and then suffer from the problem named social anxiety disorder.
This is also called social phobia, which is an anxiety disorder in this person suffers from excessive and unreasonable fear of social situations. Person suffering from this problem is always afraid that he or she will do some mistake and get embarrased in front of others. This fear may be made more worse by lack of social skills in social situations. Social anxiety disorder can build into a panic attack also. Due to this extreme fear person endures certain social situations in extreme distress or some time avoid doing all.
People with social anxiety disorder also suffer from “anticipatory” anxiety which means the fear of the situation before it even happens, In his thoughts only he thinks about all that which not even happen. Person who is suffering from this problem knows that his fear is unreasonable but still he or she is unable to overcome from it. People with this problem suffer from distorted thinking like false beliefs about social situations and negative opinions of other people. People with this problem get afraid of specific situations like speaking in public, eating or drinking in front of others, being the center of attention, interacting with people in parties, during giving reports in office groups, while conversate on the phone in front of others.
Many people who are suffering from social anxiety disorder always feel in their mind that something is going wrong, But they don’t recognize their feeling as a sign of illness. The symptoms of social anxiety disorder are intense anxiety in social situations, Avoiding group discussion. Physical symptoms of anxiety are confusion, sweating, blushing and muscle tension. Children with this disorder show their anxiety by crying or clinging to parents.
This disorder is the most common anxiety disorder and the third most common mental disorder. This disorder often seen in adolescence period but not guaranteed it can occur at any time. Social anxiety disorder is most commonly seen in women than in men.