Symptoms of Chronic Anxiety: Social Anxiety Disorder

Symptoms of chronic anxiety are lasting, causing significant distress and interfering with life and happiness. Chronic anxiety is divided into generalized anxiety, social anxiety and panic disorder, because they all have their own symptoms.

Symptoms of social anxiety disorder include:

  • Fear and avoidance of social or performance situations
  • Excessive fear of being watched or judged by others
  • Acknowledgement that the fear is excessive unreasonable, but not having the ability to overcome it.

What makes these symptoms different from ordinary experiences?

  • They’re lasting
  • They cause you significant distress
  • They’re interfering with your life and happiness

If you think you may have chronic anxiety, it’s important to remember that the earlier you share your feelings with your doctor, the closer you get to peace of mind.