An open trial of paroxetine for the "offensive subtype" of taijin kyofusho and social anxiety disorder.

@article{Nagata2006AnOT,
  title={An open trial of paroxetine for the "offensive subtype" of taijin kyofusho and social anxiety disorder.},
  author={Toshihiko Nagata and Irene M van Vliet and Hisashi Yamada and Kouhei Kataoka and Toshiya Iketani and Nobuo Kiriike},
  journal={Depression and anxiety},
  year={2006},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={168-74}
}
The taijin kyofusho (TKS) offensive subtype is thought to be a culture-bound syndrome similar to social anxiety disorder (SAD). In Western countries, such patients would be diagnosed as having delusional disorder, somatic subtype, or body dysmorphic disorder. Recently, open trials for the TKS offensive subtype and a randomized controlled trial for body dysmorphic disorder demonstrated that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) might be as effective in TKS as in SAD. This study… CONTINUE READING