Department of Psychiatry

Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Disorder Resources

Social Phobia has recently been recognized as an anxiety disorder distinct from simple shyness. Individuals with this condition have intense anxiety in response to situations that place them under scrutiny or in a position to have to meet or interact with new people. Many respond by gradually limiting their sphere of social and occupational activities and opportunities as a result. As we learn more about the condition, it becomes clear how disabling this anxiety disorder can be for some people, and effective medical and psychotherapy treatments have been developed to reduce the burden and disability of the condition.

The websites offered here are selected as starting points for clinicians, patients and loved ones to learn more about social phobia, research in the field and the best practices in treatment and support for those affected by the disorder.

We hope you will find this site a helpful gateway to the world of information about social phobia available on the internet.