“Every day is hell... Simple everyday things like walking down the street, taking the bus and making a telephone call fill me with absolute dread. Being around other people is completely unbearable.”
Sam’s story is a reality for many people who live with social anxiety disorder (SAD) and experience the fear that they will be judged by others.
People with SAD anticipate that they will suffer humiliation, and they find many of the environments that are part of daily life overwhelming and distressing. This often has serious implications for a person’s health and wellbeing.