sad girl looking away on couch with signs of social anxiety disorder

Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder) in Girls and Women

Social phobia, also known as social anxiety disorder, is a psychiatric disorder characterized by intense fear of embarrassment or humiliation in common social settings or during the performance of common public tasks. Unlike the more or less universal fears associated with involvement in social situations, the fears in people with social phobia can seriously interfere…

scared young woman with specific phobia holding hands with psychologist

Specific Phobias in Women

Specific phobia is a medical term used to describe a persistent, irrational fear-based reaction to things or situations that have a minor or nonexistent potential to cause harm. Although various people can develop this type of response to almost anything, some phobic reactions occur much more frequently than others. Women and girls develop specific phobias…