This psychological syndrome is often limited to one type of situation such as drinking or eating in the presence of other people, fear of speaking in formal or informal environments. In most extreme form, an individual with social phobia experiences signs when they are in the midst of people. If left untreated, social anxiety has hazardous consequences (Antony, Martin & Rowan 24). For instance, it may prevent people from going to work or school on some days. In most cases, many people suffering from this disorder are afraid of being with people other than their family members. As a result, they might have a hard time keeping or making new friends.