Social Anxiety Disorder

About- Social anxiety disorder (SAD), also known as a social phobia is a chronic mental health condition in which everyday interactions cause significant anxiety, fear, self-consciousness, and embarrassment

Symptoms-
 Fear of interacting or talking with strangers
 Avoiding social activities where you may be judged
 Avoiding attending parties or social gatherings
 Worrying for days or weeks before an event 
 The problem in making eye contact
 
 Problem eating in front of others
 
 Worrying about embarrassing or humiliating yourself
 
 Worrying that other people may notice you are stressed or nervous
 
 Avoid entering a room in which people are already seated
 
 Analyzing the performance of identifying flaws of own activities after social event
 
 May need alcohol or any other substances to face a social situation
 
 Blushing
 
 Fast heartbeat
 
 Upset stomach or nausea
 
 Trouble catching the breath
 
 Dizziness or lightheadedness
 
 Feeling that mind has gone blank
 
 Muscle tension
 
 Excessive sweating
 
 Tremor
 
 Difficulty speaking
 
Causes-
The exact cause of this disease is unknown. Most probably it is caused by a combination of environmental factors and genetics. Other factors are
 Inherited traits
 Presence of amygdala in the brain  
 Serotonin imbalance
 
Specialists to visit-
 Clinical Psychologist

 Psychiatrist
 Psychotherapist

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Social anxiety disorder (SAD),
References-
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.nhs.uk

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