Why do some individuals develop social phobia? A review with emphasis on the neurobiological influences

  title={Why do some individuals develop social phobia? A review with emphasis on the neurobiological influences},
  author={Maria Tillfors},
  journal={Nordic Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={267 - 276}
  • M. Tillfors
  • Published 1 June 2004
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
Social phobia, or social anxiety disorder, is now considered the most common anxiety disorder. Still, the etiology of the disorder is to an essential degree unknown. This paper presents an overview of various pathways to be considered in relation to the development of social phobia. The literature concerning genetics and family aggregation, behavioral inhibition, various forms of the learning account, and neurobiological influences was examined. The reviewed studies suggest that social phobia… 


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