Implications of comorbid alcohol dependence among individuals with social anxiety disorder.

@article{Buckner2008ImplicationsOC,
  title={Implications of comorbid alcohol dependence among individuals with social anxiety disorder.},
  author={Julia D Buckner and Kiara R. Timpano and Michael J Zvolensky and Natalie J Sachs-Ericsson and Norman Bradley Schmidt},
  journal={Depression and anxiety},
  year={2008},
  volume={25 12},
  pages={1028-37}
}
BACKGROUND Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is highly comorbid with alcohol use disorders (AUD) yet the nature of this comorbidity remains unclear. To better understand these associations, we first examined whether SAD was related to AUD above and beyond relevant covariates. Second, we examined the psychosocial impairment associated with the comorbidity of SAD and AUD versus SAD without AUD. Third, the temporal sequencing of SAD and AUD among comorbid individuals was examined. METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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