Social Anxiety Disorder Self Test
Am I depressed quiz? Social anxiety disorder is also known as social phobia. It is not merely the general nervousness or uneasiness which many people experience in social life. Rather, it is a serious medical condition in which the patients suffer both emotional turmoils and physical ailments as a result of excessive fear of being watched and judged by others. Sufferers typically encounter great difficulty in social life, be it to deal with one person or a group.
Social anxiety disorder is currently affecting approximately 15 million American. Because of its resemblance to the general public nervousness type, many people feel like a self test to help them make sure whether they are experience is an anxiety disorder or simply nervousness. If you are one of these people, you may like to go through the following test and share your results with an anxiety specialist.
- Check your symptoms:
- Are you constantly and extremely fearful of being judged by others?
- Are you often concerned that you will be humiliated by what you are doing?
- Do you have the fear that your body will let out the signs of anxiety, such as your blushing, sweating, or trembling?
- Do you realise that your fear is excessive or ungrounded?
- Do you experience any of the followings when confronted with a feared situation:
- extreme uneasiness
- a panic attack, during which you suffer an intense and acute fear which is also accompanied by physical discomforts such as racing heart, shortness in breath, chest pain, dizziness, sweating, trembling, nausea or diarrhea, numbness, cold or hot flashes.
- Have you tried everything possible to avoid facing the situations which you fear?
- Does your fear impact your ability to cope with daily life?
- With regard to accompanying symptoms:
- Have you changed your sleeping or eating habits recently?
- Do you often find life meaningless and your efforts worthless?
- Do you often feel sad, depressed or extremely guilty for something?
- In the past year, have you experienced one of the followings as a result of alcohol or drug abuse:
- inability to fulfill work, study or family responsibilities.
- dangerous situation, such as driving a car under the influence.
- being arrested.
- continued abuse of alcohol or drug despite the problems caused to you or yours.
Apparently, the social anxiety disorder self test is designed in a way to evaluate your emotional and physical symptoms, your perception towards social interaction, and whether you also have other conditions (such as depression or substance abuse) which may complicate the diagnosis of anxiety disorder. For the result to tell the truth, you much first tell truth to the questions. If most of your answers to the tests are positive, it is highly likely that you will need the professional help from a doctor. Remember, there is no need to shy away from doctors. In the treatment of anxiety disorders, and social anxiety disorders in particular, the role of medical professionals is just as important as the drugs.