Social Anxiety Disorder…

Our understanding of social anxiety disorder (also known as social phobia) has moved from rudimentary awareness that it is not merely shyness to a much more extreme and persistent fear of embarrassment and humiliation. People with this condition often avoid participating in social and public activities, such as public speaking, social gatherings, or meetings. Whereas normative... Continue Reading →

Cognitive Factors that maintain Social Anxiety Disorder…

In considering that Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) is a common, distressing and persistent mental illness, this research paper identifies a number of psychological factors that may explain the maintenance of the disorder. The factors are presented in this paper as part of a comprehensive psychological maintenance model of SAD. Link to research paper: SocialAnxietyDisorderFactors  

Social Phobia treatment through pure self-help and therapist-augmented self-help

Treatment for social phobia (social anxiety disorder) have tended to show good efficacy, traditional models of treatment delivery are associated with various limitations such as cost, limited capacity of therapist/mental health worker and a smaller percentage of people with the disorder who seek traditional treatment. The research paper suggests that self-help augmented by therapist assistance shows... Continue Reading →

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