Study: Psychotherapy Benefits SAD Patients Who Don’t Respond to Antidepressants
- August 24, 2016
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Social anxiety disorder, formerly called social phobia, affects millions of people around the world. It is estimated that 15 million Americans, or 6.8% of the population do so. In the UK it is estimated to be even higher – around 10% (http://www.mentalhealthy.co.uk/anxiety/phobias/overcoming-social-anxiety.html). Those suffering from SAD experience an extreme fear of being judged or scrutinized in social and performance situations. The symptoms of this disorder severely impact one’s quality of life. Sufferers usually have difficulty building social or romantic relationships and feel alone, scared and/or powerless. Social anxiety disorder affects men and women equally and typically begins around age 13. Despite its life-changing symptoms, an Anxiety and Depression Association of …..