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Social phobia in the general population: prevalence and sociodemographic profile
Although the exact diagnostic boundaries for social phobia are difficult to determine, it can be concluded that social anxiety is a distressing problem for a considerable proportion of the general population.
Social phobia: overview of community surveys
  • T. Furmark
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica
  • 1 February 2002
An overview of community studies that have estimated the prevalence of social phobia, its subtypes, and specific social fears in the adult general population is presented.
Internet-based self-help with therapist feedback and in vivo group exposure for social phobia: a randomized controlled trial.
The results from this study support the continued use and development of Internet-distributed, self-help programs for people diagnosed with social phobia.
Common changes in cerebral blood flow in patients with social phobia treated with citalopram or cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Improvement in symptoms with citalopram and cognitive-behavioral therapy was accompanied by a decreased rCBF-response to public speaking bilaterally in the amygdala, hippocampus, and the periamygdaloid, rhinal, and parahippocampal cortices, confirmed by between-group comparisons.
Size and burden of social phobia in Europe
Social phobia was shown to be a persistent condition with a remarkably high degree of comorbid conditions, associated impairment and disability, and women were more frequently affected than men.
Guided internet-delivered acceptance and commitment therapy for chronic pain patients: a randomized controlled trial.
It is concluded that an acceptance based internet-delivered treatment can be effective for persons with chronic pain.
Cerebral blood flow in subjects with social phobia during stressful speaking tasks: a PET study.
The functional neuroanatomy of social phobia involves the activation of a phylogenetically older danger-recognition system as indicated by an rCBF pattern of relatively increased cortical rather than subcortical perfusion, indicating that cortical evaluative processes were taxed by public performance.
Disruption of Reconsolidation Erases a Fear Memory Trace in the Human Amygdala
As previously demonstrated in rodents, fear memory suppression resulting from behavioral disruption of reconsolidation is amygdala-dependent also in humans, which supports an evolutionarily conserved memory-update mechanism.
Guided and unguided self-help for social anxiety disorder: randomised controlled trial.
Pure bibliotherapy and the internet-based treatment were better than waiting list on measures of social anxiety, general anxiety, depression and quality of life.
Therapeutic alliance in guided internet-delivered cognitive behavioural treatment of depression, generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorder.
It is concluded that even if alliance ratings are in line with face-to-face studies, therapeutic alliance as measured by the WAI is probably less important in ICBT than in regular face- to-face psychotherapy.