Demystifying Medicine Video

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) affects many young adolescents. Individuals who experience SAD have an intense and persistent fear of being judged or rejected by others. This fear negatively affects all aspects of their lives, such as work and school. This video illustrates what SAD is and what it’s like for someone to have SAD in hopes to educate young adolescents about this disorder.

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