Social anxiety disorder is a chronic mental health condition in which social interactions cause irrational anxiety.
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Social anxiety disorder is a common type of anxiety disorder. A person with social anxiety disorder feels symptoms of anxiety or fear in certain or all social situations, such as meeting new people, dating, being on a job interview, answering a question in class, or having to talk to a cashier in a store. Doing everyday things in front of people—such as eating or drinking in front of others or using a public restroom—also causes anxiety or fear. The person is afraid that he or she will be humiliated, judged, and rejected.
Public speaking anxiety is considered a social anxiety disorder. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that public speaking anxiety, affects about 73% of the population. The underlying fear is judgment or negative evaluation by others.