Social Anxiety Disorder is fear of interacting with unfamiliar people or of situations where the person might be scrutinised.
People with social anxiety have low confidence, they form a mental representation of self by others, that is they falsely believe people look down upon them or criticise them.
These people overestimate the standard of other's expectation during a performance which aggravates their anxiety.
The symptoms like sweating, palpitation stammering, shakiness are the physical expressions of underlying anxiety which makes them further conscious and uneasy.
These faulty believes give rise to certain maladaptive behaviours like avoiding the social situations completely.
To seek help for the treatment of Social Anxiety contact: Dr Mitali Soni Loya Psychiatrist Bhopal