When does social anxiety emerge?

Dr. Seema Sehgal, a board-certified Psychiatrist, explains that we start to see social anxiety disorder develop in the mid to late teens. We first see it emerge in thirteen to fourteen year olds and then it gradually sort of builds. The age group that will experience it probably the most is between 13 and about 23-24. This is the time of rapid brain growth and so all of the experiences they have whether it is their outside experiences, how they are perceived by the world, what is their own world view all begin to have lasting impressions and they can take these aspects forward into life.

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