Today, quite a few methods have been developed that determine the presence of social phobia. For example, a test for social phobia. Its main goal lies in assessing the level of anxiety, which occurs under the influence of various social situations. This test is contained in the description of the 24 situations. For each of the situations you need to determine the level of anxiety. All answers are given for a period that is equal to the past week. Those. If a person has experienced the situation described last week, then he gives an answer about the experienced anxiety. If this situation did not happen to him last week, then he gives an answer about his intended behavior, whether he will feel anxious in this situation or not, if so, how strong, etc.
The level of anxiety is determined with the help of a four-point system, where zero is equal to the absence of anxiety, one is mild anxiety, two is moderate, and three is intense. Then, the level of avoidance of such situations is assessed using a scale where zero is never, 1 is sometimes, 2 is often and 3 is constant. After passing the test, the total result is calculated for all 24 situations. There should be two positions, one is the degree of avoidance, and the second degree of anxiety. Then the two indicators are added. Based on the result, it is possible to judge the presence and severity of social phobia.
This testing was developed by a famous researcher and psychologist M. Leibovich. This test is considered fairly objective and with high accuracy determines the presence of this phobia.