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5. Social anxiety
 
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5. Social anxiety

Around one in twelve Australians will experience social anxiety at some point in their lives.

Symptoms include:

  • fear of social or performance situations in which a person worries about being scrutinised or negatively evaluated by others
  • avoidance of the feared situation, or intense fear and anxiety when exposed to it.

Commonly feared situations include meeting new people, speaking, eating or drinking in public

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