Is social phobia one of the top 10 phobias?

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Is social phobia one of the top 10 phobias?

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Feb 03, 2011
Is social phobia one of the top 10 phobias?
by: Anonymous

Social phobia is also one of the 10 most common phobias.

A person with social phobia (or social anxiety disorder) has a fear of being watched or humiliated (or showing symptoms of anxiety) in front of others. For example, a person who has a fear of eating in public places, because they fear the negative evaluation of others, may have social phobia.

A fear of public speaking is a common generalized form of social phobia. Other examples may include a fear of eating in public places, fear of talking to strangers. People with social phobia fear the negative evaluation of others and if this fear, avoidance or anxious anticipation interferes with their daily living.

All the best,
Kell

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