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Online Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder

Social phobia is a fear of public humiliation or embarrassment. It is interchangeably used with social anxiety disorder, which is a common psychiatric disorder.

Social phobia, or SAD, is characterized by fear of social situations. It is the fear of being judged by others in a social environment.

Social anxiety disorder can have negative effects and disrupt daily life. People with this disorder often are socially phobic, tend not to have romantic relationships, may feel powerless, and feel ashamed.

Although people with this disorder recognize that the fear is excessive, they often feel powerless against their anxiety, which interferes with daily routine, occupational performance, and social life.

Symptoms of social anxiety disorder have cognitive, behavioral, and physiological implications. Diagnosing the disorder is subject to the guidelines of DSM-IV-TR and standard rating scales.