Fyer, Manuzza, Chapman, Liebowitz and Klein (1993) indicated that the relatives of the person with social anxiety are at a 16% higher risk of developing the social phobia
in contrast to the 5% risk factors of social phobia
in other people.
Out of 177 students with social phobia
, seven students were found to be suffering from severe social phobia
in the age group of 11-13 years.
Psychometric properties of the social phobia
inventory: Further evaluation.
With a diagnosis of a social phobia
and later bipolar disorder, she was a recluse for almost 12 years.
People with social phobia
tend to shy away from social events, feel self-conscious and fear judgment from others.
from a harmful dysfunction perspective.
People suffering from social phobia
are aware that their feelings have an irrational basis.
It was initially considered that 60 would be the most appropriate cut-off point for identifying those individuals with social phobia
, but a different cut-off point (88) was subsequently proposed by Peters (2000).
Patients with social phobia
responded favorably to the selegiline transdermal system, with significant improvement in the anxiety component of the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale and other efficacy endpoints in a small phase II study.
Considering the debilitating effects of social anxiety, Social phobia
was first time included in DSM III by American Psychiatric Association, in 1980.
Although the findings related to the age of the social phobia
differed in the studies, Tillman et al.
Social anxiety disorder (SAD), or social phobia
, is characterised by a marked and persistent fear of one or more social or performance situations in which the person is exposed to possible scrutiny or negative assessment by others (American Psychiatric Association, 2000).
They examine their developmental course and expression, epidemiology, differential diagnosis, comorbidities, theories and models, diagnosis and treatment indications, and treatment methods, such as psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and treatments for multiple anxiety diagnoses, social phobia
, separation anxiety disorder, specific phobia, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder, as well as their efficacy.
8220;Panic disorders are considered something different from social phobia
, which is considered something different from PTSD.
5 years, when social phobia
is identified as a distinct disorder in the broader family of anxiety disorders (Spence, Rapee, McDonald, &2001).