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Shyness or social anxiety is a common topic in parents’ descriptions of one condition: Anxiety.
Other symptoms or behaviors to look for with Shyness or social anxiety
When parents mention Shyness or social anxiety they also mention these other symptoms:
|Symptom||Frequency||Number of mentions|
|Anxiety in social situations||Often||28 mentions|
|Unusual fears or phobias||Often||5 mentions|
|Repetitive movement or behavior||Sometimes||3 mentions|
|Frequent crying||Sometimes||2 mentions|
|Not talking||Sometimes||2 mentions|
Characteristics of Shyness or social anxiety
How common is Shyness or social anxiety?
Across kids of all ages represented on Sleuth, 36.08% of parents surveyed by Sleuth say their kids have Shyness or social anxiety.
Percentage of kids with Shyness or social anxiety by year of age
This is based on a survey of 510 children on Sleuth. The plot shows the percentage of parents who rated their child’s Shyness or social anxiety “Moderate”, “Severe”, or “Very Severe” among kids in different age groups.
|Outcome||Percent of Children||Total Mentions|
|A Few / Several Times|
|Severity||Percent of Children||Total Mentions|
|Not at All|