Assessment and Treatment of Social Phobia

  title={Assessment and Treatment of Social Phobia},
  author={Martin M. Antony},
  journal={The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={826 - 834}
  • M. Antony
  • Published 1997
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
Social phobia is an anxiety disorder characterized by heightened fear and avoidance of one or more social or performance situations, including public speaking, meeting new people, eating or writing in front of others, and attending social gatherings. People with social phobia are typically anxious about the possibility that others will evaluate them negatively and/or notice symptoms of their anxiety. Social phobia affects up to 13% of individuals at some time in their lives and is usually… Expand
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