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A Comparison of the Efficacy of Clonazepam and Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy for the Treatment of Social Phobia

There is a growing body of evidence that social phobia may be treated effectively by either pharmacologic or cognitive-behavioral interventions, but few studies have examined the relative benefits of these treatments. This study, examined the relative efficacy of pharmacotherapy with clonazepam and cognitive-behavioral group therapy (CBGT) for treating social phobia. In summary, the researchers found that patients randomized to clinical care with clonazepam or CBGT were equally likely to respond to acute treatment, and pretreatment measures of symptom severity provided no guidance for the selection of one treatment over another.

Link to research paper: A Comparison of the Efficacy of Clonazepam and CBT for Socia