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Social anxiety disorder, fear and anxiety lead to avoidance

Dana Sparks, Mayo Clinic News Network on

Published in Health & Fitness

— Expectation of the worst possible consequences from a negative experience during a social situation

For children, anxiety about interacting with adults or peers may be shown by crying, having temper tantrums, clinging to parents or refusing to speak in social situations.

Performance type of social anxiety disorder is when you experience intense fear and anxiety during speaking or performing in public but not in other types of more general social situations.

Physical symptoms

Physical signs and symptoms can sometimes accompany social anxiety disorder and may include:

— Blushing

 

— Fast heartbeat

— Trembling

— Sweating

— Upset stomach or nausea

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