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Social Anxiety Disorder

Kelly Drake, Ph.D., Jennifer L. Christofferson, Courtney P. Keeton, Ph.D.
Social Anxiety Disorder is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide.

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  • Common, treatable anxiety disorder characterized by physiological distress, avoidance, and fear of embarrassment, humiliation, and rejection in social situations
  • In children, anxiety must occur with peers and not just adults.

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Last updated: October 29, 2017


Drake, Kelly, et al. "Social Anxiety Disorder." Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide, 2017. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787055/all/Social_Anxiety_Disorder.
Drake K, Christofferson , Keeton C. Social Anxiety Disorder. Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. 2017. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787055/all/Social_Anxiety_Disorder. Accessed July 19, 2019.
Drake, K., Christofferson, ., & Keeton, C. (2017). Social Anxiety Disorder. In Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787055/all/Social_Anxiety_Disorder
Drake K, Christofferson , Keeton C. Social Anxiety Disorder [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. ; 2017. [cited 2019 July 19]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787055/all/Social_Anxiety_Disorder.
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