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Treating adolescents with social anxiety disorder in school: An attention control trial

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 48(7), 676- 686, July 2007

Photo Needed Paige H. Fisher, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
C. Masia-Warner, P.E. Shrout, S. Rathor, R.G. Klein

The study provides evidence that intervention for social anxiety disorder that emphasizes exposure and social skills is efficacious. Results indicate that clinical improvement is sustained for at least 6 months, and that, overall, adolescents with social anxiety disorder do not respond to non-specific treatment. This investigation has public health implications by demonstrating that effective interventions can be transported to nonclinical settings.


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