Paroxetine reduces social anxiety in individuals with a co-occurring alcohol use disorder.

@article{Book2008ParoxetineRS,
  title={Paroxetine reduces social anxiety in individuals with a co-occurring alcohol use disorder.},
  author={Sarah W Book and Suzanne E. Thomas and Patrick K. Randall and Carrie L. Randall},
  journal={Journal of anxiety disorders},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={310-8}
}
Patients with social anxiety disorder who are seen in clinical practice commonly have additional psychiatric comorbidity, including alcohol use disorders. The first line treatment for social anxiety disorder is selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors (SSRIs), such as paroxetine. However, the efficacy of SSRIs has been determined with studies that excluded alcoholics. Forty two subjects with social anxiety and a co-occurring alcohol use disorder participated in a 16-week, double-blind, placebo… CONTINUE READING

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