It is a chronic mental pathology characterized by intense and persistent episodes of anxiety, fear, stress, insecurity, avoidance, and shame in the presence or opinion of others, affecting the life of the person who suffers from it in all areas.
In social anxiety disorder or social phobia, daily interaction with others is very difficult to manage, interfering with personal, work, and family relationships.
Social anxiety disorder generally arises in early to mid-adolescence, but it can also begin in young children or adulthood.
The cause of social anxiety disorder is currently unknown, but it is believed that it may be due to a combination of various biological and environmental factors, such as genetics, brain structure, family and social environment, negative experiences, low self-esteem, and weak character, among others.
It can be classified into:
- Not generalized.