Social phobia (social anxiety disorder) is fear of and anxiety about exposure to certain social or performance situations, often resulting in avoidance.
Although some anxiety in social situations is normal, people with social phobia have so much anxiety that they either avoid social situations or endure them with distress.
About 13% of people have social phobia sometime in their life. The disorder affects about 9% of women and 7% of men during any 12-month period. Men are more likely than women to have the most severe form of social anxiety, avoidant personality disorder.
As is the case with other types of panic disorders, the conventional treatment of social anxiety pursues a combination of drug treatment along with therapy.
Self-help programs for social anxiety are an effective alternative to conventional treatment for panic and anxiety attacks of all knds.
Given below are proven self-help remedies for social anxiety/phobia: