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Academic Highlights: Easing the Burden of Social Anxiety Disorder

J Clin Psychiatry 2008;69:1485-1496

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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 undertreated.

In this ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS, Michael R. Liebowitz, M.D., introduced the following 3 essential topics: diagnosis, etiology and epidemiology, and treatment.​