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Social Anxiety Disorder TestThe Social Anxiety Disorder Test you find on this page is the very popular and well known self-report test developed by Dr. Michael R. Liebowitz called the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale Self-Report (LSAS-SR).

It comprises of 24 simple situations to which you must rate both your fear of engaging in the situation and your tendency to avoid the situation.

When scoring each situation you must only consider your fear and avoidance over the previous week and not over any greater period or over your lifetime. The test aims to measure your current level of anxiety. Of course, the most accurate result is obtained from being completely honest. Take your time over each answer so that you have confidence in the end result. Try putting yourself into each situation and sense how you would feel and how much you would avoid such a situation.

Once you have scored each situation under fear and avoidance, your scores are added together giving you an overall score. This score will fall into one of five ranges indicating your level of social anxiety. The Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale helps doctors and other mental health professionals determine whether a patient has a serious social anxiety disorder or a social phobia. It will help you determine whether you need to seek professional help with your condition or not.

It is always wise to seek professional help when necessary. If however you wish to tackle your social anxiety disorder by yourself, there are a number of great products available for immediate download which will help you reduce or even overcome your anxiety. Why not check out Panic Away, The Linden Method, Easy Calm and Social Strategies. Hopefully you’ll find something the suits you.

The Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale Self-Report (LSAS-SR).

In the Fear column of the Social Anxiety Disorder Test, rate your level of fear in relation to the situation mentioned. In the Avoidance column rate how often you would tend to avoid the situation. The scoring definitions are listed below to help.

Score
Fear RatingAvoidance Rating
0
NoneNever (0%)
1
MildOccasionally (1—33%)
2
ModerateOften (33—67%)
3
SevereUsually (67—100%)

Here are the 24 situations for you to rate:

Situation
    Fear    
Avoidance
1.Using a telephone in public01230123
2.Participating in a small group activity01230123
3.Eating in public01230123
4.Drinking with others01230123
5.Talking to someone in authority01230123
6.Acting, performing, or speaking in front of an audience01230123
7.Going to a party01230123
8.Working while being observed01230123
9.Writing while being observed01230123
10.Calling someone you don't know very well01230123
11.Talking face to face with someone you don't know very well01230123
12.Meeting strangers01230123
13.Urinating in a public bathroom01230123
14.Entering a room when others are already seated01230123
15.Being the center of attention01230123
16.Speaking up at a meeting01230123
17.Taking a test of your ability, skill, or knowledge01230123
18.Expressing disagreement or disapproval to someone you don't know very well01230123
19.Looking someone who you don't know very well straight in the eyes01230123
20.Giving a prepared oral talk to a group01230123
21.Trying to make someone's acquaintance for the purpose of a romantic/sexual relationship01230123
22.Returning goods to a store for a refund01230123
23.Giving a party01230123
24.Resisting a high pressure sales person01230123
Totals:
Overall Social Anxiety Score:

 

As you choose your scores under each column they are automatically added to the column total. Your Overall Social Anxiety Score is the sum of both your Fear and Avoidance totals.

Your overall score will fall into one of the following ranges indicating your level of Social Anxiety:

Less that 55No or negligible social anxiety
55-65Moderate social anxiety
65-80Marked social anxiety
80-95Severe social anxiety
Greater than 95Very severe social anxiety
Now you have your score,click here to find out how you canconquer your own Anxiety.

Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale Liebowitz MR. Social Phobia. Mod Probl Pharmacopsychiatry 1987;22:141-173