Social Anxiety/Social Phobia

Have you experienced:

1. Do you experience anxiety when faced with a social situation?
Yes No

2. Do you avoid speaking in public or at social events because of your feelings of anxiety?
Yes No

3. Do you avoid situations where you may become the center of attention?
Yes No

4. Do you plan your career/major/course selections based on the amount of public speaking required?
Yes No

5. Does your anxiety about social situations and/or public speaking result in your feeling depressed and overwhelmed?
Yes No

6. On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being high anxiety and 1 being little or no anxiety) do you consistently experience anxiety levels at 6 or above.?
Yes No

7. Do you use alcohol or drugs to cope with your social anxiety?
Yes No

8. Are you sensitive to the criticism of others?
Yes No

9. Do you believe that your fear or social situations/public speaking is excessive?
Yes No

10. Do you fear that you will act in a way that will result in your feeling humiliated or embarrassed?
Yes No

11. Have you ever experienced a panic Attach around your social anxiety?
Yes No

So . . . is your score 2 or greater?    

If you or someone you know has been exhibiting 2 or more of these symptoms, you may want to find someone to talk to about the possibility of having social anxiety.

If you or someone you know has frequent thoughts of death or suicide, seek professional help immediately.

Call Counseling and Wellness Services at 775-3407.  We are open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

If you need to speak to someone after regular business hours you may reach an after-hours counselor by contacting the University Police at 775-2111.

Remember, a high score on this questionnaire does not necessarily mean you have a clinical disorder --only an evaluation by an experienced clinician can make this determination.

Adapted from:

      Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision. (2000). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association