Category: social anxiety disorder
Oxytocin, the love hormone, can help reduce fear-related symptoms in generalized social anxiety disorder.
Social anxiety is not just about being uncomfortable with positive evaluation, it is also about being afraid of receiving positive evaluations.
Children with behavioral inhibition are often uncomfortable in novel situations, are afraid of strangers, and do not interact with their environment. This inhibited temperament puts them at risk for social anxiety in adulthood.