Where does severe social anxiety come from?
Like many other mental health conditions, social anxiety disorder likely arises from a complex interaction of biological and environmental factors. Possible causes include: Inherited traits. Anxiety disorders tend to run in families.
Why do I have horrible social anxiety?
Environmental Influences and Stressful Life Experiences as a Cause of Social Anxiety. Stressful life events and trauma during childhood can influence the development of social anxiety problems. Some of the exposures known to have predictive value for severe social anxiety include: Physical, sexual, or emotional abuse.
Do people with social anxiety have attacks?
Also, contrary to current psychiatric/psychological nomenclature, people with social anxiety do not have panic attacks. They experience extreme anxiety in social settings where they fear they will have to perform or be on display.