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Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale Test
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Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale Test

This particular questionnaire can be useful to determine the levels of social anxiety you may be experiencing and in particular the types of environment or situations where you may have felt more socially anxious compared to other social situations.

The questionnaire is also in two parts, the first scores the fear of a situation, whilst the second scores the level of avoidance.

In addition to providing a range of score to indicate the severity of distress in these situations, the responses will also assist in developing your treatment plan, as we can target the specific situations where you have felt most uncomfortable or the situations you may avoid.

Please take your time to answer each question, you can enter your name and Mike Ward will be in contact to discuss your responses personally with you. The London anxiety clinic provides a 30 minute complimentary telephone consultation. Or you can answer these questions anonymously and the score will be provided for you at the bottom of the page.

The Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS) is a questionnaire developed by Dr. Michael R. Liebowitz, a psychiatrist and researcher.Reproduced with permission.

1.    This measure assesses the way that social phobia plays a role in your life across a variety of situations.

2.    Read each situation carefully and answer two questions about that situation.

3.    The first question asks how anxious or fearful you feel in the situation.

4.    The second question asks how often you avoid the situation.

5.    If you come across a situation that you ordinarily do not experience, we ask that you imagine "what if you were faced with that situation," and then rate the degree to which you would fear this hypothetical situation and how often you would tend to avoid it. Please base your ratings on the way that the situations have affected you in the last week.


1.1. Using a telephone in public - Fear




1.2. Using a telephone in public - Avoidance




2.1. Participating in a small group activity - Fear




2.2. Participating in a small group activity - Avoidance




3.1. Eating in public - Fear




3.2. Eating in public - Avoidance




4.1. Drinking with others - Fear




4.2. Drinking with others - Avoidance




5.1. Talking to someone in authority - Fear




5.2. Talking to someone in authority - Avoidance




6.1. Acting, performing, or speaking in front of an audience - Fear




6.2. Acting, performing, or speaking in front of an audience - Avoidance




7.1. Going to a party - Fear




7.2. Going to a party - Fear




8.1. Working while being observed - Fear




8.2. Working while being observed - Avoidance




9.1. Writing while being observed - Fear




9.2. Writing while being observed - Avoidance




10.1. Calling someone you don't know very well - Fear




10.2. Calling someone you don't know very well - Avoidance




11.1. Talking face to face with someone you don't know very well - Fear




11.2. Talking face to face with someone you don't know very well - Avoidance




12.1. Meeting strangers - Fear




12.2. Meeting strangers - Avoidance




13.1. Urinating in a public bathroom - Fear




13.2. Urinating in a public bathroom - Avoidance




14.1. Entering a room when others are already seated - Fear




14.2. Entering a room when others are already seated - Avoidance




15.1. Being the center of attention -Fear




15.2. Being the center of attention - Avoidance




16.1 Speaking up at a meeting - Fear




16.2 Speaking up at a meeting - Avoidance




17.1. Taking a test of your ability, skill, or knowledge - Fear




17.2. Taking a test of your ability, skill, or knowledge - Avoidance




18.1. Expressing disagreement or disapproval to someone you don't know very well - Fear




18.2. Expressing disagreement or disapproval to someone you don't know very well - Avoidance




19.1. Looking someone who you don't know very well straight in the eyes - Fear




19.2. Looking someone who you don't know very well straight in the eyes - Avoidance




20.1. Giving a prepared oral talk to a group - Fear




20.2. Giving a prepared oral talk to a group - Avoidance




21.1. Trying to make someone's acquaintance for the purpose of a romantic/sexual relationship - Fear




21.2. Trying to make someone's acquaintance for the purpose of a romantic/sexual relationship - Avoidance




22.1. Returning goods to a store for a refund - Fear




22.2. Returning goods to a store for a refund - Avoidance




23.1. Giving a party - Fear




23.2. Giving a party - Avoidance




24.1. Resisting a high pressure sales person - Fear




24.2. Resisting a high pressure sales person - Avoidance




Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS – SR)

Sources

MR Liebowitz. Social Phobia. 22 Mod Probl Pharmacopsychiatry 141-173. 1987.

DM Fresco, The Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale: A Comparison of the Psychometric Properties of Self-Report and Clinician-Administered Formats. Psychological Medicine 1025-1035. 2001.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18781659 - shows ‘’mesaurements performed well in identifying participants with social anxiety disorder and generalized social anxiety disorder’’

Accessed 30th March 2017.