Social Anxiety Disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by significant nervousness and discomfort in social situations.  Individuals with social anxiety experience intense self-consciousness and fear in different social settings, which can be extremely difficult to participate in and may be avoided altogether. 

Social Anxiety Disorder is the most common anxiety disorder and can interfere with work, school, or daily activities. It involves an intense fear of social interaction and can lead to avoidance of social situations.

SAD usually begins at an early age, but according to the NIMH, it affects about 15 million American adults. The cause of SAD is unknown, but there are treatments available, including therapy, lifestyle changes, and medication.

To find out about any ongoing research study programs for Social Anxiety Disorder at MRN, please contact us using the form on this page, or call or text us at (212) 595-5012. To learn more about the symptoms of SAD, complete the Social Anxiety Symptoms Survey below:

Social Anxiety Symptoms Survey

Do you experience fear or anxiety, or feel nervous, embarrassed, or uncomfortable in social settings? Think about the following situations and rate your anxiety as None, Mild, Moderate, or Severe.

1. Giving a speech or speaking in front of a group:
2. Talking with someone you don't know very well:
3. Going to a party:
4. Eating or drinking with others in public places:
5. Being the center of attention:
6. Entering a room when others are already seated:
7. Calling someone on the phone who you don't know very well:
8. Participating in small groups:
9. Working or writing while being observed:
10. Speaking up a meeting or giving a report to a group:
Give yourself 0 points for every answer of "None," 1 point for every "Mild," 2 points for every "Moderate," and 3 points for every "Severe." Total scores will range from 0 to 30, with higher scores indicating greater anxiety in social situations.
For more information about Social Anxiety and current research studies available, including the option to make an appointment for a free, confidential screening, please complete this form with the information below and one of our Research Coordinators will contact you. All inquiries are strictly confidential.
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