10 August 2011

Do you suffer from social anxiety?

Are you between 18 and 40 years old, suspect that you suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) and would like to be part of a SAD research project?

Shyness should not be confused with social anxiety disorder (SAD) – previously known as social phobia.

While it is normal for people to experience anxiety about certain social or performance situations such as job interviews or public speeches, the person with SAD experiences persistent severe anxiety that is excessive in relation to the actual situation. These symptoms often lead to acute avoidance of these "social" situations.  Until very recently, the relative "normality" or high incidence of shyness or social anxiety has led to non-diagnosis of SAD.


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