Interpersonal problems in social phobia versus unipolar depression
Article first published online: 14 JUL 2006
© 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Depression and Anxiety
Volume 23, Issue 7, pages 418–421, 2006
How to Cite
Stangier, U., Esser, F., Leber, S., Risch, A. K. and Heidenreich, T. (2006), Interpersonal problems in social phobia versus unipolar depression. Depress. Anxiety, 23: 418–421. doi: 10.1002/da.20190
- Issue published online: 28 SEP 2006
- Article first published online: 14 JUL 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 7 FEB 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 30 DEC 2005
- Manuscript Received: 22 SEP 2005
In this study we compared interpersonal problems in outpatients with social phobia (n=50) to those with unipolar depressive disorders (n=50). All participants completed the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems. Multivariate analyses of variance revealed significant group differences. Individuals with social phobia had significantly lower scores on the primary dimension of Control and significantly higher values on the Social Avoidance subscale than did individuals with depression. Our results support findings from former analogue studies. They indicate that social phobia is associated with severe social relationship problems that should be considered in treatment. Depression and Anxiety 23:418–421, 2006. © 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc.