Anxiety plagues many of us. Did you know about 18% of all Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder? Anxiety disorders can develop from a set of certain risk factors including brain chemistry, genetics, personality and life events. Living with anxiety can feel like not living at all. The good news is there are ways to manage anxiety and greatly reduce anxiety symptoms.
Many individuals become nervous when it comes to certain social situations. For example, a first date may cause someone to feel anxious, start sweating, and do or say things that are out of character. Giving a presentation at work or at school, another common anxiety-inducing situation, may also cause your stomach to churn. But social anxiety, also known as a social phobia, goes beyond these situations that nearly everyone can relate to.