Social phobia: diagnosis and epidemiology, neurobiology and pharmacology, comorbidity and treatment.

  title={Social phobia: diagnosis and epidemiology, neurobiology and pharmacology, comorbidity and treatment.},
  author={N. Brunello and J. A. den Boer and L. Judd and S. Kasper and J. Kelsey and M. Lader and Y. Lecrubier and J. L{\'e}pine and R. Lydiard and J. Mendlewicz and S. Montgomery and G. Racagni and M. Stein and H. Wittchen},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  volume={60 1},
  • N. Brunello, J. A. den Boer, +11 authors H. Wittchen
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of affective disorders
  • Social phobia is a common disorder associated with significant psychosocial impairment, representing a substantial public health problem largely determined by the high prevalence, and the lifelong chronicity. Social phobia starts in early childhood or adolescence and is often comorbid with depression, other anxiety disorders, alcohol and substance abuse or eating disorders. This cascade of comorbidity, usually secondary to social phobia, increases the disability associated with the condition… CONTINUE READING
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