Anthony the Shy Alien - Social Phobia
What is social phobia?
The story in this book is based on an anxiety disorder called social phobia.
Most children go through a normal stage of being shy and can become fearful of what other people think of them.
However, some children worry excessively about being humiliated or embarrassed in normal social situations.
They avoid these social situations such as talking in front of a group, eating or dressing in front of others and become extremely distressed when in those situations.