Recognizing the signs and symptoms of social anxiety are the first steps in getting the help needed says Sturgeon Bay Psychologist Dr. Dennis White. Social anxiety affects over 10 million teens and adults in the country. Dr. White says fears of being judged or embarrassed can lead the anxiety to become panic attacks. He shares some of the signs of social anxiety.
Those that suffer from social anxiety are at a higher risk of depression, alcoholism, and even thoughts of suicide. Dr. White adds that there are many ways to treat social anxiety through a combination of therapy, medications, and support groups. You can listen to Dr. Dennis White's entire Mental Health Minute below.