If you are experiencing anxiety around social interactions such as work, friend or family gatherings, or when out in public, please complete the free social anxiety test below. With social anxiety, it is common to experience both anxious thoughts as well as physical symptoms, which can make it even more difficult to manage in already anxious social situations.
This questionnaire has been adapted from the Social Interaction Anxiety Scale (SIAS), a brief self-report assessment for Social Anxiety to test the severity of your symptoms. It consists of a series of 20 questions regarding common symptoms of social anxiety and asks you to rate each symptom by how much you can relate. This questionnaire is not intended to provide a diagnosis or treatment of social anxiety. Please take a few moments to complete this quick questionnaire and review the section below for more information on your score! You may take and retake this questionnaire as many times as you like for FREE.
Your answers on this self-report questionnaire suggest that you likely are not currently suffering from an anxiety disorder. Your responses suggest that you experience an ordinary level of worry about things such as work, health, family, and other areas of life.
Your responses to this self-report questionnaire indicate that you are likely experiencing some situational symptoms of social anxiety.
You may notice heightened anxiety regarding certain types of social situations, while feeling fine in others. As is typical with situational social anxiety, you may find that you often avoid these particular situations if at all possible and may be increasingly concerned with how you are perceived by others in these situations. If you are noticing these patterns and feel that they are negatively impacting your life, you may want to consider consulting with a mental health professional to process your concerns and collaborate on a plan to get the anxiety under control so that you can start feeling more comfortable in your own skin.
Your results on this self-report questionnaire suggest that you may likely be experiencing symptoms of social anxiety in a variety of social situations. You may be experiencing heightened anxiety prior to, during, or even when simply thinking about social situations in which you would have to interact with others or perform in some way. As is typical with generalized social anxiety, you may find that you often avoid most social situations if at all possible and find it difficult to get past your concerns about how others might perceive you. If you are noticing these patterns, odds are they may have begun negatively impacting your life, your relationships, or your work or school performance. It is likely a good time to reach out to a mental health professional to process your concerns and collaborate on a plan to get the anxiety under control so that you can start regaining the social aspects of your life that you’ve been missing.
Approximately 150k (or roughly 7%) of Orlando is experiencing social anxiety disorder at any given time. For social anxiety disorder, we provide CBT treatment based on the program by Debra Hope, Richard, Heimburg, and Cynthia Turk. This treatment specifically focuses on a few key elements of social anxiety:
This self-report questionnaire is not intended to provide a diagnosis. While you may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety, the proper diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions can only be determined by a mental health professional or physician. Because symptoms of anxiety can sometimes be the result of other mental health conditions, such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or physical health problems, such as a Thyroid conditions, it is important to consult with a mental health professional or your physician if you are concerned that you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder.
These questionnaires are only for adults and are not designed to be administered to adolescents or children. By clicking on the questionnaire above, you acknowledge that the screen is not a diagnostic instrument and is only to be used by you if you are 18 years or older. Let’s Talk! Counseling and Services LLC disclaims any liability, loss, or risk incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, from the use and application of these questionnaires.
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