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Social phobia. Comorbidity and morbidity in an epidemiologic sample.
Social phobia was associated with distress and impairment, yet was rarely treated by mental health professionals, and an increase in suicide attempts was found among subjects with social phobia overall, but this increase was mainly attributable to comorbid cases.
Psychometric properties of the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale.
The LSAS appears to be a reliable, valid and treatment sensitive measure of social phobia, and the pattern of correlations of LSAS subscales with one another and with the other measures suggest that the fear subscales and the avoidance subscales may not be sufficiently distinct in clinical samples.
Empirical validation and psychometric evaluation of the Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale in patients with social anxiety disorder.
Standard scoring of the BFNE may not be optimal for patients with social anxiety disorder, and confirmatory factor analysis indicated a 2-factor solution to be more appropriate.
Cognitive behavioral group therapy vs phenelzine therapy for social phobia: 12-week outcome.
Results of the acute treatment phase of a 2-site study comparing cognitive behavioral group therapy (CBGT) and treatment with the monoamine oxidase inhibitor phenelzine sulfate for social phobia suggest that these treatments can be efficacious at facilities with differing theoretical allegiances.
Functional impairment in social phobia.
Social phobia is associated with impairment in most areas of functioning, and the new scales appear useful in assessing functional impairment related to social phobia.
Attachment in individuals with social anxiety disorder: the relationship among adult attachment styles, social anxiety, and depression.
A cluster analysis of the Revised Adult Attachment Scale revealed that 118 patients with social anxiety were best represented by anxious and secure attachment style clusters, which exhibited more severe social anxiety and avoidance, greater depression, greater impairment, and lower life satisfaction than members of the secure attachment cluster.
Social anxiety disorder and alcohol use disorder co-morbidity in the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions
Co-morbid lifetime AUD and SAD is a prevalent dual diagnosis, associated with substantial rates of additional co- Morbidity, but remaining largely untreated.