Talking to Your Doctor About Social Anxiety Disorder
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:
- Bring someone else with you. It helps to have another person hear what is being said. They may also think of questions to ask.
- Write out your questions ahead of time. This way you will not forget them.
- Write down the answers you get. Make sure you understand what you are hearing. Ask the doctor to make it clear if you do not understand.
- Do not be afraid to ask your questions or ask where you can find more information. You have a right to know.
- Social anxiety disorder. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T115906/Social-anxiety-disorder. 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.
- Adrian Preda, MD
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