Social anxiety disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that involves feelings of excessive anxiety and fear in social situations or when interacting with others. Social anxiety disorder is a serious, potentially debilitating disorder that can severely impact a person’s social, work and home life. People who experience social anxiety may abuse substances to feel more comfortable in social situations, but this behavior can lead to addiction.

Assessing Your Risk of Social Anxiety

If you think that you or a loved one have a social anxiety disorder, you are not alone. You can take a social anxiety self-assessment for answers about your symptoms. A quiz is not an official diagnosis but may help you evaluate your symptoms effectively.