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Physical symptoms of social anxiety disorder may include blushing, profuse sweating, trembling, nausea or other abdominal distress, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, dizziness or lightheadedness, headaches, and feelings of detachment and loss of self-control.
I am so grateful to have found the SAI and ordering the tapes three years ago at age 52. I avoided social situations and my social anxiety manifested itself in an extreme fear of eating in front of others (except my husband and child).
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During my first panic attack, I really thought I was having a heart attack. We also have anxiety tests that are immediately scored.
Everyone can relate to feeling anxious before giving a presentation or asking someone out on a date.
But those with social anxiety disorder experience an intense fear of being scrutinized and negatively evaluated by others in social or performance situations.
A vicious cycle can emerge of avoiding or worrying about the social event (such as speaking in public) because you are afraid others will see you as weak, anxious, or foolish-this, in turn, leads to more anxiety.