Mechanisms of Action in the Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder

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

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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
Subtitle of host publicationClinical, Developmental, and Social Perspectives: Third Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780123750969
ISBN (Print)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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