Social Anxiety Disorder
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.
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|