What is Social Anxiety?
Social anxiety is a mental health condition characterized by an overwhelming fear of social situations and a strong desire to avoid them, often due to concerns about negative judgment or embarrassment.
Social anxiety, also known as social phobia, is a mental health condition where individuals experience intense fear and anxiety in social situations. These feelings can be triggered by the prospect of social interactions, public speaking, or performing in front of others. People with social anxiety often worry about being negatively judged, embarrassed, or humiliated, leading to avoidance behaviors. This condition can significantly impact one's daily life, relationships, and overall well-being if left untreated. Treatment options typically include cognitive-behavioral therapy, exposure therapy, and medication, aimed at helping individuals manage their anxiety and improve their social functioning.