Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder

Eng, Winnie; Roth, Deborah A.; Heimberg, Richard G.
December 2001
Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy;Winter2001, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p311
Academic Journal
Social anxiety disorder, a once neglected disorder (Liebowitz, Gorman, Fyer, & Klein, 1985), has been increasingly recognized as an important clinical problem. This recognition has led to a surge of research, including numerous studies focusing on approaches to treatment. In this article, we briefly describe cognitive-behavioral treatments for social anxiety disorder (also known as social phobia), provide a critical evaluation of their effectiveness, and discuss the characteristics of patients which may influence response to treatment.


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