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Do I have social anxiety

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
15 years experience in Psychiatry
See below: "social phobia is a persistent and irrational fear of situations that may involve scrutiny or judgment by others, such as parties and other social eve ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
You have social : anxiety in situations in which you fear embarrassment or judgment, but social anxiety disorder has more symptoms than you report. See http://www.nimh ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
33 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Not necessarily.: People have tendencies and preferences. Unless something really interferes with your function it is likely not a "disorder".
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
That may be true but: Whether that specific diagnosis fits or not seems less important than that you are wanting to feel and do better in handling parts of your life. A sup ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Psychiatrist: You ought consult a psychiatrist as behavioral therapy and medication can help. Unless you want to be like you are, you need to do some thing differen ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
I can't diagnose: You with this information. But a psychologist or a psychiatrist can take a thorough history and provide you with an accurate diagnosis as well as good ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ethan Levine
41 years experience in Geriatric Psychiatry
Behavioral change: It is possible to change your cognitive structure and way of thinking about social situations in such a way to create it not so much as pleasant but a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abby Caplin
39 years experience in Integrative Medicine
See counselor: I'm so sorry you are feeling alone with this issue of social anxiety! it's important to reach out to a counselor/therapist in your area for help. If t ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
26 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Behavioral Options: See this page anxiety disorders assn of bc which contains educational ; self-help tools (incl. A video) for managing ; even overcoming social anxiety: ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
School counselor: I would let your parents know about this. They may take you to see a therapist or your physician for assessment. Another possibility is sharing your c ... Read More

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