Social anxiety disorder means that you are so fearful about what you will say or do in front of other people that you avoid social settings like work or school. It's more than just being shy or nervous before public speaking. Counselling and sometimes medicines can help.

Current as of: May 12, 2017

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine & Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry & Christine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health