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The Signs, Symptoms, and Causes of Social Anxiety Disorder


2. The Physical Symptoms

It’s not easy to hide the symptoms of social anxiety. While your brain may tell you that there’s nothing to be afraid of, your body may respond differently – through blushing, quickened heart rate, sweating, trembling, nausea, or dizziness, says the Mayo Clinic.

You may disengage from a conversation or have trouble remembering what someone just said to you when you’re in the throes of anxiety – like forgetting someone’s name at a party after hearing it moments earlier. The source says you may have a “feeling that your mind has gone blank.”

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