A man suffering from social anxiety disorder, illustration
- Jasmine Parker
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Hand-drawn illustration depicting a man suffering from anxiety whilst sitting on a train opposite a stranger reading a newspaper. His face is red with embarrassment as he tries to focus on reading a book. A group of people looking worried, stressed and under pressure are depicted in his thoughts. One individual suffering from social anxiety disorder said: "The problem of social anxiety is you lose nearly all sense of self and certainty about your own actions and perceptions. You do not know what to do and you panic - even in the most banal situations." This image is part of a communication design project on social anxiety disorder which aims to show anxiety as it is experienced in everyday life: where the anxiety comes from, what it feels like and what people have tried to do to overcome it.