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Take The Social Anxiety Disorder Tests Now!

The following social Anxiety disorder tests have been developed to assist you in determining if you may be experiencing symptoms related to Social Anxiety.

The results of this information do not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care providers.

Anxiety is often a common reply to stress filled situations in everyday life however, for a lot of people anxiety may become an enormous problem. If anxiety is changing the way you enjoy life, then you could be suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder. Social Anxiety, or Social Phobia, is the anxiety caused through social interreaction. While there are no easy Social Anxiety Disorder tests, there are a variety of well known signs or symptoms which will help you to figure out what it is you are experiencing.

Do you answer yes to one or more of these questions …

1. Do you go out of your way to avoid social situations in which you might meet new people because of extreme discomfort around strangers or an overwhelming fear that you’ll do or say something embarrassing?

2. Do you experience problems with Severe Anxiety when asked to perform or speak in front of a group of people, including heart palpitations, even shaking or trembling?

3. Do you sometimes experience Emotional Stress like shortness of breath or feeling as if you cannot breathe?

4. Do you sometimes experience Emotional Stress like fear that you’re going crazy or are detached from reality?

5. Do you fear or desist from eating, drinking or writing in front of other people?

6. Does social interaction interfere with your work, school or personal life?

7. Do you feel like you’re constantly being judged or sized up when in public, even avoiding situations so this won’t happen?

8. Do you experience extreme nervousness, panic, or discomfort when dealing with authority figures such as a teacher, your boss, or other people in authority?

9. Do you understand that your fears are unreasonable or excessive but feel powerless to control them?

10. Do you often stress over or avoid phoning people you don’t know?

Individuals who suspect they are suffering from one or more of these problems often have deep embarrassment about their condition and have become habituated to hiding their anxiety at all costs. You can be positive of one thing having completed these social anxiety disorder tests – there is help readily available. You should seek help with a medical practioner for further diagnoses.

Online social anxiety disorder tests are extremely useful to come to terms with your problem and to work up the courage to seek professional help.

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Childhood Anxiety Attacks

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Anxiety from physical touch?

Whenever someone touches me, I feel uncomfortable. It is true for both men and women, though I definately feel less threatened around women. I avoid touch without thinking. I feel programmed to stay 2 feet away from everyone.

I believe the cause for this is an abusive childhood. My older siblings and I were physically beaten. One of my siblings was molested. I know that watching this was extremely trumatizing. Still, I feel like I’m pretty smart and that I’ve managed to overcome a lot of obsticles in my life.

How can I cure myself of these Anxiety Attacks from something as simple as human touch? I shouldn’t have to keep the world 2 feet away. I shouldn’t panic when someone bumps into me. I shouldn’t feel uncomfortable when I kiss the girl I love.


Takes time and effort. I’m so sorry for your pain. Check out I’ve been going to one of these doctors for a while and it’s helped my life in every aspect, particularly the ones you mention.

Also check out The Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson.

Childhood Anxiety Attacks – A Simple 5 Step Method That Will Help Your Child Overcome Panic Attacks

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August 19th, 2011 at 5:24 am

Social Anxiety Disorder Test

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Social Anxiety Disorder <-- my friend?

I have a best friend whom I’ve known for 10 years. She’s about to be 15 and she THINKS she has Social Anxiety Disorder.

Her symptoms:
– She doesn’t like going to school, she’s home schooled.
– She doesn’t like meeting new people.
– She doesn’t like crowds, or going to parties.
– She doesn’t like strangers, or being the center or attention.
– It affects her daily life (as so she says).
– She’s scared of people judging her, and when she does get judged, she gets really mad.
– She has experienced eating and sleeping habits.

We did a self test, and most of her answers were positive to the questions they asked. I know self test actually don’t prove if you have it or not, but is there any real way of getting tested for it? Does a doctor do it? And does the symptoms above seem like she might have the disorder.

Thanks in advance :)
All help/answers are appreciated.

If her anxiety about being around other people and their judging her is impacting her life, then it sounds like it could be Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). The great thing about SAD is that it can be treated and the person suffering from it can live a very normal, happy life.

While a general doctor can diagnose anxiety Disorders, it would be better to have her evaluated by a Psychologist or Psychiatrist. They are mental health professionals and they know the most about these Disorders. Once she is diagnosed with the disorder, there are a few different ways it can be treated. If she sees a Psychiatrist, they will probably try to prescribe her an anti-Anxiety Medication. Zoloft (an SSRI) is a really popular one for Generalized Anxiety and Social Anxiety.

However, there are also forms of therapy that can really help someone with Anxiety Problems that require no medication. One of the most effective forms of therapy for anxieties of all types is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is a kind of therapy that addresses the person’s thoughts (the cognitive part) and their resulting actions (the behavioral part) and how they cause and contribute to the anxiety. Some level of anxiety is normal in all people – being anxious is a survival technique, we all get anxious at some point. Most people’s anxiety kicks in during appropriate times, though, while people who have Anxiety Disorders will be anxious at inappropriate times when there is no need to be. CBT works to correct that disordered thinking that can make a person’s anxiety act up when there is no reason to be anxious (like in non-threatening social situations).

CBT takes time and is hard work, but in my opinion it is better than medication because it allows the person to confront their anxiety and move past it, instead of just covering up the symptoms with medication. Also, when a person suffering from anxiety stops taking their meds, the anxiety often relapses. When you graduate from CBT, the anxiety often never comes back, because you’ve learned how to effectively deal with it and it is no longer a part of your life.

I hope your friend is able to get the help she needs, and you’re a great friend for helping her out. Good luck!

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