A lot of our lives are spent in the company of others.
And a lot of us are sick.
It is a fact that the most common diseases are often caused by the lack of social interaction, but there are many others.
In fact, most of us have at least one or two social anxiety disorders, which can also lead to a wide range of other problems.
Some of us may not even realise it at the time.
But they are.
And it can be a major problem if they don’t get treated.
We all know that we are more likely to have an anxiety attack when we are socially isolated.
What are we doing wrong when we get sick?
A common theme in research has been that social anxiety disorder is more prevalent in people who are socially anxious.
This is due to the fact that we get stressed, anxious and worried when we don’t know who is around and who we should talk to.
This can have a devastating impact on our relationships and wellbeing, as well as our health.
There are other reasons for social anxiety to be present, too.
Some people may not be able to recognise their friends or family members when they are feeling anxious, which may mean they have to rely on others to get them through their day.
Social anxiety disorders can also be a way of coping with feelings of isolation, especially if they are triggered by an upsetting event, such as a family member or friend.
It can also result in a feeling of being overwhelmed by social situations.
What can you do about social anxiety?
If you have social anxiety, then you need to talk to your GP and seek advice.
There may be a range of things you can do to help.
For example, you may need to try to take on more social roles in the future, such to help you work and socialise more.
You may also want to look into social support groups, such the support groups for people with anxiety disorders.
This may include organisations such as the Association of Chief Medical Officers, which has more than 100,000 members.
Other ways to support yourself are to talk about your symptoms and how you cope with them.
You can also talk to friends and family members to help manage the symptoms, or to get help with things such as diet and exercise.
For many people, these steps may help.
Some organisations also offer support groups and individual support.
It’s important to remember that some of the steps listed here can be more difficult than others.
You might need to take time to plan your daily routine.
If you do find that you have a particular problem, you might need support from a doctor or psychologist, and the NHS offers a number of support groups.
You also need to consider how you are coping with the stress of social anxiety.
Some other options include getting help from a counsellor or therapist.
And if you are feeling a bit overwhelmed by the symptoms of social phobia, talk to someone about how you can help.
Read more about anxiety and social phobias.