Social anxiety spectrum

@article{D2003SocialAS,
  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},
  year={2003},
  volume={253},
  pages={286-291}
}
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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