Social anxiety and panic attacks are more common in people who have a genetic disposition towards these disorders. They are not the result of other mental problems or abuse of substances. Social anxiety disorders are known to start as a person enters their teenage years, though they can occur at any time in life.
More and more young teens are having anxiety disorder symptoms such as tachycardia, dizziness, shortness of breath, or loss of control.
Health professionals warn that social pressures are leading adolescents to develop phobias and wonder if anxiety in teenagers is increasing.