Social anxiety spectrum

  title={Social anxiety spectrum},
  author={Liliana Dell’Osso M. D. and P. Stat and Francesca Ducci M. D. and Antonio Ciapparelli M. D. and Laura Vivarelli M. D. and Marina Carlini M. D. and Carla Ramacciotti M. D. and F. R. C. Psych Giovanni  B.  Cassano  M. D.},
  journal={European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience},
The aim of this paper is to provide the prevalence rates of mild, moderate and severe symptoms of social anxiety in a sample of high school students and to analyze gender differences and associated impairment levels within these three levels of severity. Five hundred and twenty students were assessed with the Social Anxiety Spectrum Self-Report (SHY-SR), a questionnaire that explores social anxiety spectrum. By applying two cut-off scores determined on a separate sample by using ROC analysis… 
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Sociodemographic Correlates and Mental Health Comorbidities in Adolescents With Social Anxiety: The Young-HUNT3 Study, Norway

Higher mean scores of self-reported social anxiety symptoms, poor self-rated health, sleep problems, poor family economic situation, low physical activity, and having sought professional help within the last year were associated with higher odds of being in the screening positive subgroup.

Emotional intelligence mediates the association between middle temporal gyrus gray matter volume and social anxiety in late adolescence

Investigating brain gray matter correlates of social anxiety in 231 recent graduates of the same high school grade found that social anxiety was positively associated with gray matter volume in the right middle temporal gyrus (MTG), which is a core brain area for cognitive processing of emotions and feelings.

Dimensions of sexuality and social anxiety in emerging adulthood

Abstract This study examined the extent to which social anxiety (SA) differed by dimensions of sexual identity, attraction, romantic and sexual history. Participants were 1133 emerging adults, 635 of

Risk and Protective Factors for Social Anxiety Among Sexual Minority Individuals

Experiences of discrimination and intraminority stress were indirectly associated with social anxiety via a sequential pathway through increased proximal minority stress (i.e., concealment behavior and internalized homonegativity), and reduced LGBTQ community connectedness solely among sexual minority women.



Social fears and social phobia in a community sample of adolescents and young adults: prevalence, risk factors and co-morbidity.

Although generalized social phobics are more likely than non-generalized social phobia to receive mental health treatments, the treatment rate in this sample was low despite the fact that mental health services are free in Germany.


Women reported more symptoms than men and displayed a profile of social anxiety spectrum that differs quantitatively but not qualitatively from the men’s profile, which mirrors previous findings concerning the high comorbidity of axis-I social anxiety disorder.

Frequency and comorbidity of social phobia and social fears in adolescents.

Social phobia subtypes in the National Comorbidity Survey.

The social phobia characterized by pure speaking fears was less persistent, less impairing, and less highly comorbid with other DSM-III-R disorders than was social phophobia characterized by other social fears.

Setting diagnostic thresholds for social phobia: considerations from a community survey of social anxiety.

If DSM-III-R criteria had been applied in previous epidemiologic studies, it is likely that those studies would have documented prevalences of social phobia that are several times as high as the currently accepted rates.

Social and simple phobias in children

The boundary of social phobia. Exploring the threshold.

Social phobia adversely affects over 10% of the population and previous epidemiologic catchment area-based prevalence estimates have probably been unrealistically low.

The epidemiology of social phobia: findings from the Duke Epidemiological Catchment Area Study.

Social phobia was associated with an increased rate of suicide attempts, antisocial behaviour and impaired school performance during adolescence, impaired medical health, increased health-seeking behaviour, poor employment performance, reduced social interaction and impaired social support.

Measuring social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive spectra: comparison of interviews and self-report instruments.

The present report analyzes the agreement between the interview and the self-report formats of the instruments Structured Clinical Interview for Social Anxiety Spectrum (SCI-SHY) and SCI-OBS and recommends the use of the self report versions in clinical and research settings.

Social phobia and overanxious disorder in school-age children.

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The results indicate that children with social phobia could be differentiated from the other groups, based on self-report inventories, daily diary data, and a psychophysiological assessment, but there were few variables that distinguished overanxious children.