Social Anxiety Disorder
If you think that you might have social anxiety disorder, here is a screening you can take, print and share with your health care professional to understand your symptoms and the steps to take to get help.
Here are the questions (you can get a printable version here).
Screening for Social Anxiety Disorder (Screening Source: Anxiety Disorders Association of America ADAA.org find the screening here)
Are you troubled by the following? (check all that apply)
Does a feared situation cause you to…
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.
More days than not, do you feel…
During the last year, has the use of alcohol or drugs…
Reference: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition. Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Association, 1994.
Here is the link to the screening you can take and get a printer friendly copy. Bring your results to your mental health professional to understand your symptoms and what steps to take to get help.
Social anxiety disorder (also known as social phobia) is very treatable. The Anxiety Disorders Association of America also publishes this self help book Triumph Over Shyness: Conquering Social Anxiety Disorder, Second Edition
Exclusively from ADAA.org, this book is full of helpful and practical tips, techniques, and more to help you reduce and manage anxious thoughts, symptoms and bevaiors associated with social anxiety disorder. Authors Murray Stein, MD, MPH, and John Walker, PhD, explain causes of social anxiety disorder, how it impacts relationships (social and romantic), and what treatments work. Get the self help book here.