Social phobia in the general population: prevalence and sociodemographic profile

  title={Social phobia in the general population: prevalence and sociodemographic profile},
  author={Tomas Furmark and Maria Tillfors and P.-O. Everz and Ina Marteinsdottir and Ola Gefvert and Mats Fredrikson},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
Background: The present study examined the prevalence of social phobia in the Swedish general population and demographic characteristics associated with this anxiety disorder. Methods: Data were obtained by means of a postal survey administrated to 2000 randomly selected adults. A questionnaire, validated against clinical interviews and established social phobia scales, was used to assess social distress in a broad range of phobic situations, as well as the diagnostic criteria for social phobia… CONTINUE READING
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