Shyness vs Social Anxiety: Understanding the Difference
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Originally Published: June 23, 2021
Original Author: Nicole Arzt, LMFT
Original Reviewer: Meera Patel, DO
Updated: January 21, 2022
Author: No Change
Reviewer: No Change
Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources.