Social Anxiety, Social Phobia Test

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Use this Social Anxiety (Social Phobia) test to help determine if you have the symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) and whether you should seek a diagnosis or treatment for Social Anxiety Disorder from a qualified doctor or mental health professional.

Instructions: When taking the Social Anxiety Test, answer the questions based on how you have been feeling for the last 30 days. The term "social" in this test means situations in which you are around other people.

1. Do you have an intense fear that you will do or say something that will embarrass you in front of other people?
2. Are you continually afraid of making a mistake in front of other people?
3. Do you constantly feel you are being watched and judged by other people?
4. Does your fear of embarrassment or humiliation keep you from doing things you really want to do?
5. Does your fear of embarrassment keep you from speaking to people?
6. When you have to go to a feared social situation or event, do you worry about it for days or even weeks ahead of time?
7. Do you have an intense fear of meeting new people or being in situations where you don't know people well?
8. Before or during any kind of feared social situation, do you experience any physical symptoms such as nausea, trembling, blushing, or sweating?
10. Do you try to avoid social situations that cause you anxiety, if at all possible?
11. Do you sometimes drink to make the feared social situations easier to handle?
12. Has your anxiety about certain social situations interfered with your normal routine?
13. Has your anxiety about certain social situations interfered with your functioning at work or school?
14. Has your anxiety about certain social situations kept you from having friendships or other relationships or any kind of social life?
9. Have you ever had a panic attack before or during a feared social situation as a result of your anxiety about the situation?