Social anxiety is the experience of intense fear in social situations.
Common fear inducing situations are:
- Public speaking
- Being called on in class
- Meeting new people
- Doing routine things such as eating in front of others
- Any performance situation from the field to the stage to the boardroom
As a result, social anxiety can get in the way of daily life. People with social anxiety feel afraid and self-conscious. Many times, they will avoid these situations.
At Union Square Practice, we develop a treatment plan for each person. For social anxiety, we use therapy, medication management, or a combination of both. Social anxiety can affect both children and adults.