How to deal with social anxiety at a party

I spoke to Refinery29 about having social anxiety at a party and what to do about it. Here's an excerpt: 

"Social anxiety is triggered whenever you feel like you might be evaluated by someone else, and at a party there are a lot of people, and it’s a pretty unstructured social situation," says Ali Mattu, PhD, assistant professor at the Columbia University Medical Center. "There’s no clear rule about what to do, or who to talk to, or what to say, and all that uncertainty combined with the social evaluation can make a party a pretty difficult place to be."

Check out the article for more.