Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety

Initial Release Date: 12-01-2018

Last Updated: 12-01-2018

What is social anxiety?

Social anxiety refers to a person is nervous in a social situation; the person may have difficulty with starting or maintaining a conversation or join a social event.

  • Childhood

Sometimes, childhood social anxiety shyness could be difficult to determine. Social anxiety in childhood may lead to issues with education if not monitored or managed; it may cause distress over daily activity. In some cases, children may act out.

  • Adulthood

Compared with childhood social anxiety, it is easier to determine. As social anxiety in adults is more obvious and they tend to avoid any social situation and keep to themselves.


  • Obviously, blushing or reddening of the face and neck. Everyone must have the experience of blushing; for example, my face will be red every time I start to deliver a presentation in university.
  • Sweating, some people may experience excess sweating.
  • Trembling, some people may experience trembling depends on severity.
  • Palpitations, rapid, irregular heart beat.
  • Stammering may be present, along with rapid speech.

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