(HealthDay News) -- Social anxiety disorder can make seemingly simple social engagements seem like a nightmare.
The U.S. National Institute on Mental Health says common symptoms of social anxiety disorder include:
- Finding it difficult and nerve-wracking to have a conversation with other people.
- Feeling extremely embarrassed and self-conscious in front of others.
- Having constant fear of being judged by others.
- Avoiding social activities or worrying for weeks before an event.
- Having difficulty making friends and maintaining friendships.
- Having physical symptoms such as trembling, blushing, sweating or feeling nauseous when around others.
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