Recognition, assessment and treatment of social anxiety disorder: summary of NICE guidance

  title={Recognition, assessment and treatment of social anxiety disorder: summary of NICE guidance},
  author={S. Pilling and E. Mayo-Wilson and I. Mavranezouli and Kayleigh M Kew and C. Taylor and D. Clark},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  • S. Pilling, E. Mayo-Wilson, +3 authors D. Clark
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • Social anxiety disorder is one of the most persistent and common of the anxiety disorders, with lifetime prevalence rates in Europe of 6.7% (range 3.9-13.7%).1 It often coexists with depression, substance use disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.2 It can severely impair a person’s daily functioning by impeding the formation of relationships, reducing quality of life, and negatively affecting performance at work or school. Despite this, and… CONTINUE READING
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