I could try to describe it at length, but there's no need. Just as Dr. Richards said, the solutions to social anxiety are paradoxical. As soon as I told them I had it, my brain retrieved their ignorance on the subject as proof that it doesn't exist and proceeded to calm down ENTIRELY ( for that conversation- I know it will return). Not a cure, just a weight off my back. It feels good to have people to come out to (sa way), like family, because it would be disadvantageous to do so with everyone.