Social phobia is a disorder that affects many people around the world. According to the World Health Organisation, about 7% of the world's population suffer from social phobia, although other studies indicate a higher percentage of 10-15%. It is one of the most common mental disorders and affects people's quality of life.
Social phobia is expressed as a fear of social situations such as speaking in public, meeting new people or taking part in social events. People with social phobia often experience intense fear, anxiety and discomfort when they find themselves in these situations. This can lead to avoidance of social contact, which can severely limit a person's ability to communicate, work and lead a personal life.
However, social phobia can be successfully treated with psychological therapy, medication or a combination of both. Qualified professionals, such as psychologists and psychiatrists, can help people with social phobia develop strategies for managing symptoms and overcoming fears.
At #SRNT, people with social phobia can find help and support, useful materials and advice on how to manage stress and anxiety, how to communicate with people and improve the quality of their relationships. You are not alone.
If you suffer from social phobia, don't hesitate to ask for help. You are not alone and help is always available. Everyone deserves support.