Diagnostic Criteria for Social Anxiety/Social Phobia

January 2007
Antidepressants & Social Anxiety: A Pill for Shyness?;2007, p19
The article presents the criteria in diagnosing social anxiety or social phobia. When individual experienced persistent fear of one or more social or performance situations in which the person is exposed to unfamiliar people or to possible scrutiny by others he or she experienced social anxiety. Also, it can be measure when someone recognizes that the fear is excessive or unreasonable.


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