Health Tip: Symptoms of a Social Phobia
An intense fear of social situations
(HealthDay News) -- A social phobia occurs when a person has unusually high anxiety before a social situation, such as going to a party, giving a speech, or going to a job interview.
It may include some or all of these physical symptoms, says the American Academy of Family Physicians:
- Feeling nauseous.
- Trembling or shaking.
- Having trouble talking to or making eye contact with another person.
If you have these symptoms, a doctor should evaluate you for a social phobia. The physician can also recommend treatment options, including medication and/or behavioral therapy.