There are not any steps you can take to prevent this disorder. The cause is not known. Call your child's doctor if they are about to start school and you notice anxious or shy behaviors. It may reduce their risk of having it later in life.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Adrian Preda, MD
  • Review Date: 12/2018 -
  • Update Date: 02/26/2019 -