Academic Highlights: Easing the Burden of Social Anxiety Disorder
J Clin Psychiatry 2008;69(9):1485-1496
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Because this piece has no abstract, we have provided for your benefit the first 3 sentences of the full text.
Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is a
common condition that often occurs
comorbid with other disorders. The
pathophysiology of SAD is not fully
understood, but this disorder is chronic
and appears to result from a combination
of genetic and environmental factors.
Although treatments are available
to alleviate the burden of this disorder,
SAD remains largely undiagnosed and
In this ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS,
Michael R. Liebowitz, M.D., introduced
the following 3 essential topics:
diagnosis, etiology and epidemiology,