Do you experience intense fear during social interactions? Do you avoid speaking in class or dining with co-workers? Do you start trembling and sweating at the thought of attending a party? If so, you may be suffering from social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia. Social anxiety disorder can make you feel trapped, shut away from the world. But it doesn't have to be that way. Please read on to find out more about how to free yourself from this troubling but treatable (and surprisingly common) condition.