Social Anxiety Disorder Checklist

This checklist is designed as a measure of disorder symptomatology. It must be interpreted in the context of individual client circumstances and as such should be used only in combination with a comprehensive medical and clinical assessment. It is NOT a stand-alone diagnostic tool.

  • Excessive fear or anxiety about social situations involving possible scrutiny from others
  • Concern about being negatively evaluated due to one’s behaviour or anxiety symptoms
  • Social situations almost always provoke anxiety or fear
  • Avoidance of social situation(s) or endurance of them despite intense fear or anxiety

If a patient has experienced their symptoms consistently in relation to 1 or more social situations over at least a 6 month period, they may be experiencing Social Anxiety Disorder.

In this case, it is recommended that they be referred to a psychologist for a more comprehensive assessment. To book an appointment with a psychologist, contact Strategic Psychology on (02) 6262 6157 or email


Reference: American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-5). Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Association.