Millions of people around the world suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder (also known as Social Phobia) and related conditions.
Despite being the most common type of anxiety disorder and the cause of much impairment and suffering, it is under-recognised and under-treated.
As a result of this, the operators may occasionally act to remove anyone who continues to jeopardise the chatting environment.
Public performances or social gatherings might be out of the question.
However, most of us have found that just finding out more about the issues and talking to other people who know what it is like to experience the same problems has been truly beneficial.
It might feel like it sometimes, but you are not alone....
Many people have particular worries about social situations like public speaking or talking to authority figures, or experience more general feelings of shyness or a lack of confidence.
For some, however, these social anxieties and fears can become much more troubling and difficult to cope with.