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MH - Exam 2 15

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DSM-5 Social Anxiety Disorder
A.Marked fear or anxiety about one or more situations in which the individual is exposed to possible scrutiny (critical observation/examination) by others. Examples include social interactions (having conversations, meeting unfamiliar people), being observed (eating or drinking) and performing in front of others (giving a speech).
B.The individual fears that he/she will act in a way or show anxiety symptoms that will be negatively evaluated.
C.The social situations almost always provoke fear or anxiety. In children (fear or anxiety might be expressed by crying, tantrums, freezing, failing to speak in social situations).
D.The social situations are avoided or endured with intense fear or anxiety.
E.The fear or anxiety is out of proportion to the actual threat posed by the social situation and to the socio-cultural context.
F.The fear, anxiety, or avoidance is persistent, typically lasting for six months or more.
G. The fear, anxiety, or avoidance cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, cultural, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
H.The fear, anxiety, or avoidance is not attributable to the physiological effects of a substance or another medical conditions.
I.The fear, anxiety, or avoidance is not better explained by the symptoms of another mental disorder, such as panic disorder.
J.If another medical condition (e.g. Parkinson's disease, obesity, is present, the fear/anxiety or avoidance is clearly unrelated or is excessive.