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Social Anxiety Disorder Test: Do I Have Social Anxiety?

This social anxiety test screens for social anxiety and social phobia. Take this social anxiety disorder test to find out if you have SAD.

If you persistently feel awkward around others, or in public, you might wonder, "Do I have social anxiety?" This social anxiety test is designed to answer that question. This social anxiety disorder test will show both social anxiety and social phobia symptoms.

Social Anxiety Test Instructions

Carefully consider the following social phobia test questions. Record a yes or a no response to each question. See the bottom of the social anxiety quiz for information on what your answers mean.

Social Anxiety Test1

1. Are you troubled by the following?

An intense and persistent fear of a social situation in which people might judge you

Yes No

Fear that you will be humiliated by your actions

Yes No

Fear that people will notice that you are blushing, sweating, trembling, or showing other signs of anxiety

Yes No

Knowing that your fear is excessive or unreasonable

Yes No

2. Does a feared situation cause you to...

Always feel anxious?

Yes No

Experience a panic attack, during which you suddenly are overcome by intense fear or discomfort, including any of these symptoms:

Pounding heart

Yes No

Sweating

Yes No

Trembling or shaking

Yes No

Choking

Yes No

Chest pain

Yes No

Nausea or abdominal discomfort

Yes No

"Jelly" legs

Yes No

Dizziness

Yes No

Feelings of unreality or being detached from yourself

Yes No

Fear of losing control or "going crazy"

Yes No

Fear of dying

Yes No

Numbness or tingling sensations

Yes No

Chills or hot flushes

Yes No

go to great lengths to avoid participating?

Yes No

have your symptoms interfere with your daily life?

Yes No

3. Having more than one illness at the same time can make it difficult to diagnose and treat the different conditions. Depression and substance abuse are among the conditions that occasionally complicate social anxiety disorder.

Have you experienced changes in sleeping or eating habits?

Yes No

4. More days than not, do you feel...

Sad or depressed?

Yes No

Disinterested in life?

Yes No

Worthless or guilty?

5. During the last year, has the use of alcohol or drugs...

Resulted in your failure to fulfill responsibilities with work, school, or family?

Yes No

Placed you in a dangerous situation, such as driving a car under the influence?

Yes No

Gotten you arrested?

Yes No

continued despite causing problems for you or your loved ones?

Yes No

Social Anxiety Test Scoring

Sections one and two of this social phobia test are designed to screen for social anxiety disorder and panic attacks. The more you answered yes in these sections, the more likely it is you have social anxiety or social anxiety disorder.

Sections three, four and five are designed to screen for additional mental illnesses that commonly occur with social anxiety, such as substance abuse or depression. The more you answered yes in these sections, the more likely it is you have an illness in addition to social anxiety.

If social anxiety, social phobia or any other illness is a concern, take this social anxiety disorder test, along with your answers, to a licensed professional like your doctor or a psychiatrist. Only a health care or mental health professional can make a mental illness diagnosis. Go here for information on social anxiety, social phobia treatment. If you are looking for social anxiety support, go here.

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Last Updated: 29 June 2016
Reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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