Highly anxious students tend to receive lower grades than do less anxious students, even when ability and preparation are the same.
A panic attack is a relatively brief period of intense fear that has a sudden onset and usually reaches a peak in intensity within ten minutes or less.
Social anxiety is characterized by intense and persistent worries about embarrassing oneself, or showing anxiety symptoms (American Psychiatric Association, 1994).
Remember that you don’t have to be an expert or a therapist to listen and show that you care.
Often worries focus on a fear of being evaluated negatively by others. This might be in a social situation or in a performance setting. Others worry more about things going wrong with home life, school, work, family and friends.