According to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) or social phobia is defined as feeling discomfort during any social interaction with a fear of being judged, embarrassed, or criticized by others. This experienc discomfortrt can also be associated with the daily routines such as eating in front of others. Unlike what one might think, they would rather desire social participation, but there intense nervousness prevent them.
Social Anxiety Disorder
DO YOU KNOW?
- About 15 million American adults have social anxiety disorder
- Typical age of onset: 13 years old
- 36 percent of people with social anxiety disorder report symptoms for 10 or more years before seeking