Social anxiety disorder: A review of environmental risk factors

@article{Brook2008SocialAD,
  title={Social anxiety disorder: A review of environmental risk factors},
  author={Christina A. Brook and Louis A. Schmidt},
  journal={Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment},
  year={2008},
  volume={4},
  pages={123 - 143}
}
Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is a debilitating and chronic illness characterized by persistent fear of one or more social or performance situations, with a relatively high lifetime prevalence of 7% to 13% in the general population. Although the last two decades have witnessed enormous growth in the study of biological and dispositional factors underlying SAD, comparatively little attention has been directed towards environmental factors in SAD, even though there has been much ongoing work in… Expand
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