Medical What is name for this disease? brain works poorly when in public place

A person in his early 20s becomes mentally very passive, his brains doesn't really work, when he is in a public place such as a university lecture hall. The topic which is an easy task when he is alone becomes a mammoth task when surrounded by others. Could you please help me to identify this condition?
 

lisab

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Tourette's Syndrome?

Edit: No, nevermind.
 
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Social anxiety, perhaps?
 
Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)?
 

Monique

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Agoraphobia?
 
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Social phobia/social anxiety.
 
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Enochiophobia or Ochlophobia
 
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Most all of these suggestions are possible explanations, but when a previously normal young person begins to develop these kinds of symptoms, one should be alert to possible early signs of schizophrenia. I'm not making a diagnosis here. These symptoms are consistent with many less serious conditions. However, a thorough evaluation by qualified professionals is certainly warranted.

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You haven't provided any specific symptoms, but even if you had, we cannot provide a diagnosis. Your friend needs to see a doctor if they are concerned.
 

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