Social Anxiety/Social Phobia
You may be wondering if the symptoms you have been experiencing are symptoms
of social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia. Here is a quick
self-test you can take to learn more about the symptoms and whether or not you
might have social anxiety disorder.
When you are taking the questionnaire, answer the questions based on how you
have been feeling during the past month. We use the term social situation in
some questions, but we mean more than a party or other social gathering. In this
case, consider situations in which you are around other people.
The symptoms we include in the questionnaire are based on the American
Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,
Fourth Edition or DSM-IV.
This is the manual that mental health providers use to determine whether or
not their patients have a particular disorder. We have also included questions
based on The National Institute of Mental Health's Social Phobia booklet.