The short video clip above features Associate Professor Rocco Crino from Charles Sturt University. Rocco Crino is a practising Clinical Psychologist with a lifetime’s experience in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders.
Those who suffer from Social Phobia have a fear of being the centre of attention in case of embarrassment or being judged negatively. They avoid social situations, or tolerate them with difficulty. People with Social Phobia also often worry about upcoming social events, and then afterwards worry about how others might have judged them.
The most common social phobia involves public speaking some other common symptoms are:
- Fear of blushing
- Fear of crowds
- Fear of being watched
- Fear of public toilets
- Fear of writing or eating in front of others