Excerpts from article by Anna Buckley:
Most of us are shy to some degree… So when is being shy an illness?
The problem was first recognised as a mental health condition in 1980 and some professionals believe it’s one of the most under-recognised and under-treated mental health problems of the modern age.
Others are uneasy about such statements, saying shyness is behaviour that falls within the normal part of human experience. So when does shyness become a mental health problem?
Continued in article Is being shy an illness?, By Anna Buckley, BBC News.
Photo: Jane Fonda: “Acting was the last thing in the world I wanted to do, I was so shy. But I got fired as a secretary and had to earn some money.”