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Social Anxiety Disorder

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Social Anxiety Disorder or Social Phobia


Download a screening checklist for Social Anxiety Disorder or Social Phobia

People with Social Phobia feel anxious or nervous in one or more social situations. While most people feel anxious some of the time in some social situations, for people with Social Phobia, the anxiety is strong and long-lasting and gets in the way of them doing things they want to do, especially when they avoid social situations that cause them to feel uncomfortable.

Screening

Do you feel very nervous or anxious in any of the following situations? Do you feel a need to avoid any of the situations listed below? If you answered “yes” and have found that the anxiety in one or more of these situations is getting in your way, you may want to consider speaking with your physician or mental health professional about your concerns.

___ Parties ___ Talking with people in authority
___ Participating in meetings or classes ___ Dating situations

___ Talking in front of a group ___ Initiating a conversation

___ Speaking with unfamiliar people ___ Maintaining a conversation

___ Using public restrooms ___ Other social situation

___ Writing in public, such as signing checks, filling out forms

___ Being assertive, such as refusing unreasonable requests

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