Social Anxiety Disorder

Skip to the navigation

Social anxiety disorder means that you are so fearful about what you will say or do in front of other people that you avoid social settings like work or school. It's more than just being shy or nervous before public speaking. Counseling and sometimes medicines can help.

Current as of: November 14, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry