Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Fear of Social Situations Overview

Another name for Fear of Social Situations is Social Phobia.

What is social phobia?
A person with a social phobia has severe anxiety in social situations.

What are the symptoms of social phobia?
Symptoms of social phobia may include anxiousness, nervousness, fear, tremor, palpitations, excessive sweating, nausea, and dizziness.

How does the doctor treat social phobia?
Treatment for social phobia may include antianxiety medications and counseling.

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Last Updated: Jul 10, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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