Anxiety Disorders

Frequently Asked Questions

17. What are the symptoms of social phobia?

People with social phobia are very anxious about being with other people. They feel very self-conscious around other people, have a hard time talking to others, and worry about being embarrassed.

They may worry for days or weeks before an event where they will meet other people. They may have a hard time making friends, and may isolate themselves. They may also have physical symptoms such as blushing, heavy sweating, trembling, and nausea.