Once upon a time social anxiety was more commonly called social phobia, and yes, it is an actual mental health diagnosis, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
In the simplest of terms, social anxiety occurs when someone seems to be irrationally anxious when in social situations and the anxiety disappears when they are alone.
The condition can be so debilitating as to affect all interactions with others outside of a very small trusted circle.
This eBook delves deeply into all aspects of social anxiety. It explains what it is, and what it isn’t. It discusses various possible causes, most of which are still matters of further research.
Most of the focus is on overcoming the condition, and managing the symptoms, using tried and tested natural methods and therapies. There is also a chapter devoted to helping children affected by the condition.