by Gabi Ospelt
Signs and Symptoms
Other names or forms?
Another name for social phobia is social anxiety.
Other forms of social phobia is selective mutism, which means the person does not speak at all at certain places or to certain people.
How is it diagnosed?
Doctors and medical professionals ask questions to see if the person has signs or symptoms of social phobia.
How is it treated?
Therapists and medications can help treat social phobia. It takes patience and friends of the person can help them over time.
Avoiding situations builds up more fear and can potentially make it worse for the person.