Social anxiety disorder, or social phobia, is characterized by fear of a social situation or performance. The person with social anxiety disorder expects to feel embarrassed, rejected, judged or fearful of offending others. Symptoms of social anxiety disorder include anxiety, intense worry, nausea, blushing, sweating or trembling around others. Those with social anxiety disorder often stay away from places with other people and generally have a hard time making friends as they feel self-conscious in front of others.
Social anxiety disorder symptoms include: