Mechanisms of Action in the Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder

Michael W. Otto, Steven Safren, Bridget A. Hearon

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1 Scopus citations


Treatment outcome studies for social anxiety disorder have provided consistent evidence for the efficacy of two modalities of treatment: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and pharmacotherapy. Comparison-treatment studies, as well as a meta-analytic review of the treatment outcome literature suggest that, on average, these treatment modalities provide equivalent outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSocial Anxiety: Clinical, Developmental, and Social Perspectives: Third Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9780123750969, 9780123944276
StatePublished - Jul 11 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • CBT
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Psychosocial treatments
  • Social skills training
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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