Social anxiety disorder

  title={Social anxiety disorder},
  author={M. Stein and Dan J Stein},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • M. Stein, Dan J Stein
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Our understanding of social anxiety disorder (also known as social phobia) has moved from rudimentary awareness that it is not merely shyness to a much more sophisticated appreciation of its prevalence, its chronic and pernicious nature, and its neurobiological underpinnings. Social anxiety disorder is the most common anxiety disorder; it has an early age of onset--by age 11 years in about 50% and by age 20 years in about 80% of individuals--and it is a risk factor for subsequent depressive… CONTINUE READING
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    Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) is classified as a phobic (anxious) disorder in which the patient experiences anxiety in social interactions, during which he or she might be judged or… Expand
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