Epidemiology and natural course of social fears and social phobia.

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OBJECTIVE To summarize epidemiological studies providing data on prevalence, incidence, comorbidity, natural course, risk factors and consequences of social phobia (SP). METHOD Data from cross-sectional studies and prospective longitudinal studies in particular are considered. RESULTS These studies portray SP as a frequent mental disorder, which begins… (More)

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@article{Wittchen2003EpidemiologyAN, title={Epidemiology and natural course of social fears and social phobia.}, author={Hans-Ulrich Wittchen and Lydia Fehm}, journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica. Supplementum}, year={2003}, volume={417}, pages={4-18} }