Social anxiety disorder in primary care.

  title={Social anxiety disorder in primary care.},
  author={Raz Gross and Mark Olfson and Marc J. Gameroff and Steven Shea and Adriana Feder and Rafael A. Lantigua and Milton Fuentes and Myrna M. Weissman},
  journal={General hospital psychiatry},
  volume={27 3},
OBJECTIVE To examine the prevalence, comorbidity, disability and mental health treatment associated with social anxiety disorder (SAD) in primary care, and to determine whether patients with SAD avoid seeking help from their primary care providers. DESIGN We analyzed data from a health survey conducted on a systematic sample of patients. Data were then cross-linked to the practice's automated database in order to compare primary health care utilization by patients with SAD to that of patients… CONTINUE READING