Don’t Panic About These 7 Common Specific Phobias

2. Social Phobia

This affects perhaps more people than you might realize – and it pertains to the fear of social interactions, which occur every day. However, many people tend to avoid unnecessary social situations because they fear the embarrassment of showing physical symptoms of the phobia or fearing they will say the wrong thing.

VeryWell.com explains that social phobias usually develop in adolescence, and that about 15-million American adults (6.8-percent of the adult population) suffer from social phobia, while 5.5-percent of the teenage population has the problem. On top of that, the source claims that while 30-percent of cases are considered severe, only about 40-percent of the cases are being treated.

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