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Research Paper | Law | India | Volume 9 Issue 4, April 2020
How Social Anxiety Affects the Life of the Sufferer
Abstract: Social anxiety disorder is a delicate mental health condition that can cage the sufferer in fear, preventing them from living to their fullest potential. According to the Survey, social anxiety has a 12 month prevalence rate of 6.8 %, placing it as the third most common mental disorder in the United States. An estimated 19.2 million Americans suffer from social anxiety disorder, and while it can occur at any time, it most often presents in adolescence, early adulthood, or even early childhood. As a result of the survey, it was shared by one of the sufferer, Christina P. My anxiety makes me doubtful of my own abilities. Whenever I think about doing something… anything, I always have the thought of ‘what if I cannot do this, I’m not good/smart/strong enough’. This shows that how social anxiety affects the life of the sufferer, physically, mentally, socially, ethical distress, psychologically. Sufferer of cyber bullying, domestic abuse, acid attack, defamation, rape; affects the mental health of sufferer and create mental disorder as a result. It leads to social detachment. The sufferer boycott themselves from the society and isolate themselves which tigers the independence and freedom of the sufferer. It is an self contained by psychological disorder and physical degradation of the sufferer. This shows at social anxiety had mostly negative effect on the life of the sufferer which creates a need for combating social anxiety.
Keywords: Sufferer, mental disorder, social detachment, ethical distress
Edition: Volume 9 Issue 4, April 2020,
Pages: 1006 - 1010