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Social anxiety disorder, fear and anxiety lead to avoidance

Dana Sparks, Mayo Clinic News Network on

Published in Health & Fitness

— Fear of situations in which you may be judged negatively

— Worry about embarrassing or humiliating yourself

— Intense fear of interacting or talking with strangers

— Fear that others will notice that you look anxious

— Fear of physical symptoms that may cause you embarrassment, such as blushing, sweating, trembling or having a shaky voice

— Avoidance of doing things or speaking to people out of fear of embarrassment


— Avoidance of situations where you might be the center of attention

— Anxiety in anticipation of a feared activity or event

— Intense fear or anxiety during social situations

— Analysis of your performance and identification of flaws in your interactions after a social situation


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