The Social Anxiety Association report that Social Anxiety is the third largest mental health care problem in the world today. Social anxiety causes chronic anxiety and fear over social situations. It prevents people from leading the life they want; it stops them from taking the job they are good at doing; it prevents them from having friends and relationships, even though they want them. Social anxiety destroys lives. Yet it can be fully overcome with appropriate, active, structured, cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Approximately 7% of the population suffers from some form of social anxiety disorder.