social phobia


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social phobia

[¦sōsh·əl ¦fō·be·ə]
(psychology)
An anxiety disorder characterized by intense fear of social or performance situations.
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(2016) demonstrated that patients with social phobia showed a clear hypervigilance toward the eye in relation to the mouth area.
Regarding age, the mean age in the social phobia group was found to be lower than the mean age in the other groups, and the mean age in the agoraphobia group was higher than the mean age in the other groups (p < 0.001).
Social phobia and overanxious disorder in school-age children.
Social phobia among school students--Prevalence, demographic correlates and socioacademic impairment.
Considering comorbidity in social phobia. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 38(12), 728-734.
Despite the high worldwide burden of social phobia, limited evidence is available, particularly in developing countries.
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.

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