Social phobia in Swedish university students: prevalence, subgroups and avoidant behavior

  title={Social phobia in Swedish university students: prevalence, subgroups and avoidant behavior},
  author={M. Tillfors and T. Furmark},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
  • M. Tillfors, T. Furmark
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
  • BackgroundPublic speaking is a common situation that university students have to endure. This situation is feared or avoided by most individuals with social phobia, which has been associated with low levels of educational attainment. However, epidemiological data on social phobia in university students are scarce. The present study examined the prevalence of social phobia and its subgroups in a university student population. Demographic characteristics and avoidant behavior in educational… CONTINUE READING
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