Definition: 'Social Phobia'
social phobiaType: Term
1. a persistent pattern of significant fear of a social or performance situation, manifesting in anxiety or panic on exposure to the situation or in anticipation of it, which the person realizes is unreasonable or excessive and interferes significantly with the person's functioning;
2. a DSM diagnosis that is established when specified criteria are met.
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