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Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety in Southern California


Social Anxiety is a type of anxiety disorder that is characterized by an intense fear of social situations and of interacting with other people. It is brought on by the fear of being judged, criticized, and evaluated by others, which leads individuals with social anxiety to isolate themselves.

At our Teen Treatment Center in Los Angeles, we understand that it is normal for teenagers to sometimes feel anxious and shy during social situations. However, when the anxiety that they feel escalates and when it starts to interfere with their daily life, it may be because they have social anxiety disorder. For teens between the ages of 12-17 years old, this can be detrimental, especially if it starts to affect their friendships, family relationships, and schooling. This is why we want to extend our professional help so that teens who suffer from social anxiety can overcome it.

What are the symptoms of social anxiety?

Triggers and symptoms of social anxiety may differ from one person to another. However, we have compiled a list of some common symptoms and triggers that you should take note of:

  • Triggers
    • Being the center of attention
    • Being introduced to others
    • Being observed or watched while doing a task
    • Public speaking
    • Meeting authority figures
    • Feeling out of place in social situations
  • Symptoms
    • Intense fear and anxiety
    • Palpitations
    • Trembling
    • Dry throat
    • Sweating
    • Cold or hot flashes
    • Lightheadedness

Contact Teen Anxiety at 888-248-1278 or Set an Appointment to get the professional teen anxiety treatment that you need. Allow us to help you overcome your social anxiety through Teen Anxiety Treatment in Los Angeles, California.

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