I saw this article on the Daily Mail site today. Putting aside what a rag this paper is, I posted asking the author to speak with her subject regarding the possibility of social anxiety disorder and pointed out the SAI in San Diego. I have no idea whether she will ever read the comments, but I could find no other way to contact her as I don't FB or Twitter (and as more time goes by, the more justified I feel).
"Confessions of a 58-year-old virgin: Man reveals how crippling shyness and fear of rejection has led to a lonely and loveless life"
Another commenter replied to me to say that they think this poor, suffering man has Avoidant Personality Disorder instead. I read about AvPD on Wikipedia. Offhand, the condition sounds a lot like Social Anxiety Disorder. On the WP Talk Page, there's a discussion about this - the upshot is that I'm not catching the subtle differences. Does anyone know how the conditions differ?