This paper was supported by the Global Research on Anxiety and Depression Network (GRAD) (http://www.gradnetwork.com), through an unrestricted educational grant made possible by Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals.
Non-pharmacologic treatments for social anxiety disorder†
Article first published online: 29 AUG 2003
Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
Volume 108, Issue Supplement s417, pages 72–84, September 2003
How to Cite
Zaider, T. I. and Heimberg, R. G. (2003), Non-pharmacologic treatments for social anxiety disorder. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 108: 72–84. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0447.108.s417.8.x
- Issue published online: 29 AUG 2003
- Article first published online: 29 AUG 2003
- non-pharmacologic treatments;
- social anxiety
Objective: The purpose of this paper is to present a review of research on the efficacy of psychotherapeutic interventions for children, adolescents and adults with social anxiety disorder. Data are presented on the relative efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBTs), pharmacotherapy and combination treatments. We also discuss research on specific clinical conditions that are likely to influence treatment success.
Method: Relevant studies were identified through literature searches, reference lists and research databases.
Results: Non-pharmacologic treatments for social anxiety disorder, particularly CBTs, have gained substantial empirical support over the last two decades. However, questions remain about how to maximize the benefit of available treatments.
Conclusion: New directions for future research in this area are discussed.