Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS)

Liebowitz M


Basic description

  • Existence of two versions of the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale: the clinician-administered version (LSAS-CA) and the self-report version (LSAS-SR)

Liebowitz M

© Michael Liebowitz
To assess the range of social interaction and performance situations that individuals with social phobia may fear and/or avoid
Therapeutic area
  • Mental Disorders
Therapeutic indication

Anxiety Disorders

social phobia
Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • pro PRO
Original language(s)
  • English for the USA
7 translation(s)
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire


Baker SL, Heinrichs N, Kim HJ, Hofmann SG. The liebowitz social anxiety scale as a self-report instrument: a preliminary psychometric analysis. Behav Res Ther. 2002 Jun;40(6):701-15 (Full Text Article)

Fresco DM, Coles ME, Heimberg RG, Liebowitz MR,et al. The Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale: a comparison of the psychometric properties of self-report and clinician-administered formats. Psychol Med. 2001 Aug;31(6):1025-35 (Full Text Article)


Heimberg RG, Horner KJ, Juster HR, Safren SA, Brown EJ, Schneier FR, Liebowitz MR. Psychometric properties of the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale. Psychol Med. 1999 Jan;29(1):199-212 (PubMed Abstract)

Liebowitz MR. Social phobia. Modern Problems of Pharmacopsychiatry 1987; 22:141-173

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