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Gabapentin and Tiagabine for Social Anxiety: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Crossover Study of 8 Adults

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2009;11(3):123 [letter]

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Sir: Social anxiety disorder is characterized by fear and avoidance of social situations in which patients may feel scrutinized and considered foolish by others.1 Social anxiety disorder can significantly impair educational, social, occupational, and physical functioning.2 

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors have been the first line of treatment, but only a modest remission rate has been noted.2