WHAT IS IT?
Social Anxiety Disorder is also called Social Phobia. It is a long-term and overwhelming fear of social situations. It is a common problem but can be very distressing and have a big impact on your life. It can often start during teenage years. For some people it can better as they get older. For others it does not go away on its own without treatment. Social Anxiety is more than shyness. It is a fear that does not go away and affects everyday activities, self-confidence and work or school life.