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Prevalence of Social Anxiety Symptoms Among a Sample of Egyptian Adolescents

  title={Prevalence of Social Anxiety Symptoms Among a Sample of Egyptian Adolescents},
  author={S. AbdEl-Azem},
Egypt. J. Psychiatry, June 2009; 29(1): 5-13 Background: Social anxiety disorder, also Known as social phobia is one of the most prevalent anxiety disorders affecting 7-13% in the community at some time in their lives and it may be reached up to 18.75%. Despite the prevalence of social phobia and the disability it causes, it remains under diagnosed and thus under treated by the clinicians. The aim of this work was to determine the prevalence of social phobia symptoms and disorder among a… 

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