Talking to Your Doctor About Social Anxiety Disorder
by Michael Jubinville, MPH
You have your own health history. Talk with your doctor about your risk factors and background with social anxiety disorder (SAD). By talking openly and often with your doctor, you can make the best choices for you and your family.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips to get your started:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
Talk to your doctor about your fears and worries. Point out if these worries are keeping you from work, school, or social events.
You may ask other questions such as:
About Treatment Options
Take the time to talk with different counselors. Find one you feel comfortable with. Ask about:
About Lifestyle Changes
Social anxiety disorder. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. http://www.dynamed.... Updated September 21, 2018. Accessed February 26, 2019.
Tips for talking to your doctor. Family Doctor—American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at: https://familydoctor.org/tips-for-talking-to-your-doctor. Updated January 19, 2018. Accessed February 26, 2019.
Last reviewed December 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Adrian Preda, MD
Last Updated: 2/26/2019