Mechanisms of Action in the Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder

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

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Abstract

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.
Pages777-800
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9780123750969, 9780123944276
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 11 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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Otto, M. W., Safren, S., & Hearon, B. A. (2014). Mechanisms of Action in the Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder. In Social Anxiety: Clinical, Developmental, and Social Perspectives: Third Edition (pp. 777-800). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-394427-6.00027-3