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Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder is a chronic mental health condition in which social interactions cause irrational anxiety.

Social Anxiety Disorder Clinical Trials

For people with social anxiety disorder, everyday social interactions cause irrational anxiety, fear, self-consciousness, and embarrassment.  Social anxiety clinical trials, like those at CNS Healthcare, can help you explore new options. Interested in trying a new social anxiety disorder treatment at no cost? Find out more about enrolling social anxiety clinical trials available by selecting one of the below locations near you. Use the form on the page to schedule a free, in-office consultation to find out if a social anxiety clinical trial is right for you. 


More About Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder is a common type of anxiety disorder. A person with social anxiety disorder feels symptoms of anxiety or fear in certain or all social situations, such as meeting new people, dating, being on a job interview, answering a question in class, or having to talk to a cashier in a store. Doing everyday things in front of people—such as eating or drinking in front of others or using a public restroom—also causes anxiety or fear. The person is afraid that he or she will be humiliated, judged, and rejected.

Public speaking anxiety is considered a social anxiety disorder. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that public speaking anxiety, affects about 73% of the population. The underlying fear is judgment or negative evaluation by others.  


  • Common social anxiety disorder symptoms include:

    ·         Fear of situations in which you may be judged

    ·         Worrying about embarrassing or humiliating yourself

    ·         Intense fear of interacting or talking with strangers

    ·         Fear that others will notice that you look anxious

    ·         Fear of physical symptoms that may cause you embarrassment, such as blushing, sweating, trembling or
              having a shaky voice

    ·         Avoiding doing things or speaking to people out of fear of embarrassment

    ·         Avoiding situations where you might be the center of attention

    ·         Having anxiety in anticipation of a feared activity or event

    ·         Enduring a social situation with intense fear or anxiety

    ·         Spending time after a social situation analyzing your performance and identifying flaws in your interactions

    ·         Expecting the worst possible consequences from a negative experience during a social situation

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