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Social Anxiety

Overcome Your Social Anxiety & Save During Mental Health Month

May is National Mental Health Month. If you're on a college campus you may have seen signs promoting social anxiety and depression awareness. Or if you've been reading the news you may have seen some recent coverage of the same. We're always excited to see these issues getting more national attention because realizing you're not alone is such an important step in overcoming these issues.
Dr. Russ Morfitt
May 13, 2014
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Social Anxiety Symptoms

Almost everyone feels at least a bit of anxiety before speaking in front of a crowd or has some degree of nerves in unfamiliar social settings. The socially anxious person, however, has a debilitating level of anxiety, which interferes with their everyday functioning and causes them to modify their daily routine so as to avoid the stress of even small social interactions.
Dr. Russ Morfitt
April 11, 2014

Measuring Social Anxiety: Social Anxiety Tests, Scales & Inventories

The Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS) is a short questionnaire used to measure how social anxiety plays a role in different life situations. This social anxiety test was developed in 1987 by Dr. Michael R. Liebowitz, a psychiatrist and researcher at Columbia University. Studies have shown the LSAS to be a cost-effective and efficient way to identify those with social anxiety.
Dr. Russ Morfitt
March 30, 2014