Other Conditions That Can Cause Symptoms Similar to Social Anxiety Disorder
Social anxiety disorder is not easily
confused with anxiety that primarily results from physical disorders (such as
head trauma or an overactive thyroid).
But other mental health conditions that can produce symptoms
that are similar to those of social anxiety disorder include:1
American Psychiatric Association (2000). Anxiety
disorders. In Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th ed., text rev., pp. 450–456. Washington, DC: American
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