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Social anxiety disorder and specific phobias 

Social anxiety disorder and specific phobias
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Social anxiety disorder and specific phobias
Author(s):

Michelle A. Blackmore

, Brigette A. Erwin

, Richard G. Heimberg

, Leanne Magee

, and David M. Fresco

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0098
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date: 23 October 2019

As our classification systems have been refined, we have come to view social anxiety disorder (social phobia) and specific phobias as distinct disorders, with divergent patterns of prevalence, aetiology, and course. Moreover, treatments for these disorders have become increasingly sophisticated. This chapter presents an overview of the current state of the field with regard to social anxiety disorder and specific phobias.

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