social phobia

noun

Medical Definition of social phobia

: social anxiety disorder Behavioral therapy is a good treatment for social phobia, taking the charge out of uncomfortable situations by exposing patients to them gradually.— Jeffrey Kluger, Time, 4 Apr. 2005

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“Social phobia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/social%20phobia. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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