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Social Anxiety Disorder - Exams and Tests

Social anxiety disorder is diagnosed based on your medical history, physical exam, and sometimes a mental health assessment, which is an evaluation of psychological symptoms.

Blood or urine tests may also be done to rule out other medical conditions that can cause similar symptoms (such as hyperthyroidism).

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Understanding Generalized Anxiety Disorder -- Prevention

If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, you may need professional help. See your doctor for a referral to a mental health specialist. Though not a treatment for anxiety disorders, the following tips can help reduce symptoms of anxiety: Take care of your body by eating a well-balanced diet. Include a multivitamin when you can't always eat right. Limit alcohol, caffeine, and sugar consumption. Take time out for yourself every day. Even 20 minutes of relaxation or doing...

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    Last Updated: June 13, 2013
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