Question: Why Does Social Anxiety Happen?

It is a pervasive disorder and causes anxiety and fear in most all areas of a person’s life.

It is chronic because it does not go away on its own.

Only direct cognitive-behavioral therapy can change the brain, and help people overcome social anxiety.

Can you be born with social anxiety?

Life events and experiences can trigger social anxiety.

If people who are born with a cautious nature have stressful experiences, they can become more cautious and timid.

Does social anxiety go away?

It is a pervasive disorder and causes anxiety and fear in most all areas of a person’s life. It is chronic because it does not go away on its own. Only direct cognitive-behavioral therapy can change the brain, and help people overcome social anxiety.

Is Social Anxiety a mental illness?

Social anxiety disorder (also called social phobia) is a mental health condition. It is an intense, persistent fear of being watched and judged by others. This fear can affect work, school, and your other day-to-day activities. It can even make it hard to make and keep friends.

Is Social Anxiety becoming more common?

Another common form of anxiety is social anxiety, which affects people more specifically in social situations. Today, “anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S.,” affecting around 40 million adults — almost 1 in 5 people.