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What is Social phobia?

What is Social phobia?

  • Social phobia: Excessive anxiety in social situations.
  • Social phobia: any phobia (other than agoraphobia) associated with situations in which you are subject to criticism by others (as fear of eating in public or public speaking etc).
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Social phobia: Introduction

Types of Social phobia:

Broader types of Social phobia:

How many people get Social phobia?

Prevalance of Social phobia: 5.3 million adult Americans (NIMH); 3.7% adults (NIMH); 2.0% adults (USSG)
Prevalance Rate of Social phobia: approx 1 in 51 or 1.95% or 5.3 million people in USA [about data]
Incidence (annual) of Social phobia: 3.7% adults annually (NIMH)
Incidence Rate of Social phobia: approx 1 in 27 or 3.70% or 10.1 million people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Social phobia: Social phobia affects about 5.3 million adult Americans. (Source: excerpt from Anxiety Disorders: NIMH)
Incidence of Social phobia: About 3.7% of the U.S. population ages 18 to 54 - approximately 5.3 million Americans - has social phobia in any given year. (Source: excerpt from Facts about Social Phobia: NIMH)

Who gets Social phobia?

Patient Profile for Social phobia: Usually starts in childhood or adolescence.

Profile for Social phobia: Social phobia often begins around early adolescence or even younger. (Source: excerpt from Phobia: NWHIC) ... The disorder typically begins in childhood or early adolescence and rarely develops after age 25. (Source: excerpt from Facts about Social Phobia: NIMH)

Gender Profile for Social phobia: Men and women equally.

Gender Profile for Social phobia: Women and men are equally likely to develop social phobia. (Source: excerpt from Anxiety Disorders: NIMH)

Gender Profile for Social phobia: Social phobia occurs in women twice as often as in men, although a higher proportion of men seeks help for this disorder. (Source: excerpt from Facts about Social Phobia: NIMH)

How serious is Social phobia?

Complications of Social phobia: see complications of Social phobia
Prognosis of Social phobia: About 80 percent of people who suffer from social phobia find relief from their symptoms when treated with cognitive-behavioral therapy or medications or a combination of the two. (Source: excerpt from Phobia: NWHIC)

What causes Social phobia?

Causes of Social phobia: see causes of Social phobia

What are the symptoms of Social phobia?

Symptoms of Social phobia: see symptoms of Social phobia

Complications of Social phobia: see complications of Social phobia

Can anyone else get Social phobia?

Inheritance: see inheritance of Social phobia

Social phobia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Social phobia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Social phobia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Social phobia: Psychiatrist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Social phobia.
Treatments for Social phobia: see treatments for Social phobia
Alternative treatments for Social phobia: see alternative treatments for Social phobia
Research for Social phobia: see research for Social phobia

Organs Affected by Social phobia:

Organs and body systems related to Social phobia include:

Name and Aliases of Social phobia

Main name of condition: Social phobia

Class of Condition for Social phobia: behavior

Other names or spellings for Social phobia:

social anxiety disorder

Social phobia: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Social phobia:

 

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