Shyness can be pathological. Everyone experiences a bit of an uneasy feeling in social situations from time to time. That is perfectly normal. However, some people may experience intense anxiety, with symptoms like blushing, sweating, trembling, dizziness, heart palpitations and a dry mouth in social situations. This condition is very common – one person in ten gets it.


Normally, we think of psychological issues and consider talking to a psychologist. There is one possible reason for pathological shyness that should prompt a blood test – slow and sub-clinical mercury poisoning.


Please, read about mercury poisoning here – The biomagnification of mercury leads to poisoning.