What is cognitive therapy for social anxiety disorder? Although there is little controlled research evidence that cognitive therapy alone benefits patients with social anxiety disorder, this… Read More
The combination of medication and behavior therapy may be the most effective treatment for many with social anxiety disorder. Some choose to begin with medication alone, in hopes of gaining… Read More
Criteria According to the DSM-IV-TR, to be diagnosed with Social Phobia all these criteria (A-H) must be met: A. A marked and persistent fear of one or more social performance situations… Read More
The six major categories of medications used to treat social anxiety disorder are: * Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) * Serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) *… Read More
Nature of Social Anxiety Disorder (also known as Social Phobia) The experience is commonly described as having physiological components (e.g., sweating, blushing), cognitive/perceptual compo… Read More
Pharmacological treatments SSRIs Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a class of antidepressants, are considered by many to be the first choice medication for generalised social… Read More
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Social experiences A previous negative social experience can be a trigger to social phobia.perhaps particularly for individuals high in ‘interpersonal sensitivity’. For around ha… Read More
Social anxiety disorder Social anxiety disorder, also known as social anxiety or social phobia is a diagnosis within psychiatry and other mental health professions referring to excessive soc… Read More
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