Social Phobia

By Juliana R. Tb 4

What is Social Phobia?

  • Social phobia is extreme shyness and self-conciousness
  • It's a type of anxiety problem
  • Anxiety is a state of uneasiness and apprehension, as about future uncertainties

What are the Signs and Symptoms?

  • Intense anxiety in social situations
  • Avoidance in social situations
  • Fast heartbeat and breathing
  • physical sensations of fear

How Does it Affect Someone?

  • They can feel lonely or disappointed over missed opportunities of friendship
  • Not getting enough out of school

Other Names for Social Phobia

Other names are social anxiety or selective mutism

How is it Diagnosed?

  • By a therapist
  • Symptoms can't be because of another mental disorder
  • You feel anxious in social situations

How is it Treated?

  • Therapists
  • Family and friends - they can encourage the person to pick a small goal to aim for