Complications of Social phobia


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About complications: Complications of Social phobia are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Social phobia. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Social phobia and complications of Social phobia is unclear or arbitrary.

Complications list for Social phobia: The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Social phobia includes:

Complications of Social phobia: Social phobia can be very debilitating - it may even keep people from going to work or school on some days. Many people with this illness have a hard time making and keeping friends. 1

Social phobia can cause lowered self-esteem and depression. To try to reduce their anxiety and alleviate depression, people with social phobia may use alcohol or other drugs, which can lead to addiction. Some people with social phobia may also have other anxiety disorders, such as panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. 1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Facts about Social Phobia: NIMH

Last revision: July 1, 2003

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