Differential Effect of Mirror Manipulation on Self-Perception in Social Phobia Subtypes

@article{Hofmann2003DifferentialEO,
  title={Differential Effect of Mirror Manipulation on Self-Perception in Social Phobia Subtypes},
  author={Stefan G. Hofmann and Nina Heinrichs},
  journal={Cognitive Therapy and Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={27},
  pages={131-142}
}
This study employed mirror manipulation to examine differences in self-perception between the DSM-IV subtypes of social phobia (social anxiety disorder). We asked 82 consecutively admitted patients with social phobia to record three positive and three negative characteristics about themselves. Sixty-three percent of them met criteria for a generalized subtype of social phobia (GSP). A random half of the total sample sat in front of a mirror before and during this task. Participants' responses… CONTINUE READING

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