Social Anxiety Disorder Symptoms

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2. Situational Avoidance

Unfortunately, interaction with others is at the core of many situations that people encounter as part of their daily lives. Even if you just go to work or school, there are many encounters that may trigger social anxiety. Something that seems routine to other people, such as returning an unwanted item to the store, can consume a whole day for people with social anxiety as they try to figure out a way to avoid the situation.

Trying to form connections with people beyond casual interaction can also be problematic. You may avoid dating or going to gatherings where you may meet new friends because there is too much social uncertainty involved. This can lead to loneliness and feelings of isolation, which in turn heighten the side effects of social anxiety disorder.

Social Anxiety Disorder

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