Coping with social anxiety in school

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Social Anxiety is a serious but common condition that affects students — but there is plenty you can do about it. Here is what you need to know.

“ Social anxiety occurs when a student is unusually anxious or fearful in social situations. While nearly everyone experiences anxiety at least occasionally, having social anxiety tends to affect academic performance, social activities and relationships.”

Signs of Social Anxiety

Social anxiety can disrupt the person’s quality of lifeA student with social anxiety may:

• Be afraid of being judged
• Dread talking to strangers
• Be afraid of being embarrassed or humiliated
• Avoid doing activities he or she would normally enjoy
• Avoid attracting attention
• Worry about upcoming activities or events
• Experience intense anxiety about participating in social activities

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