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Social Anxiety Disorder Symptoms and Diagnosis

Describes the signs and symptoms of social anxiety disorder and the criteria used to make a diagnosis. Use this information to evaluate whether what you are experiencing is "normal" anxiety or may be something more severe.
  1. Diagnosis of SAD (18)
  2. Symptoms of SAD (9)

Social Anxiety Disorder Screening Quiz
Take the social anxiety disorder quiz and find out whether you symptoms are consistent with SAD.

Blushing
Blushing is a natural physiological response that involves the reddening of the face. Blushing is one symptom of social anxiety disorder (SAD) and can be improved through cognitive-behavioral therapy.

What Is Paruresis
Paruresis is a psychological condition in which the sufferer is unable to urinate in public restrooms due to social fears. When severe and limiting, paruresis is diagnosed as social anxiety disorder.

Social Anxiety Disorder Self-Test
This self-test from the Anxiety Disorders Association of America is designed for your to answer, print out, and take to your doctor or mental health professional to help them understand your symptoms.

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