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Title:
Shy children, phobic adults : nature and treatment of social phobia
Author:
Beidel, Deborah C.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xiii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781557984616
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Social phobia is one of the most common psychological disorders in the general population. Shy Children, Phobic Adults describes the clinical presentation of social phobia and the empirically supported interventions used to treat it.


Author Notes

Deborah Beidel is Associare Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Co-Director of the Anxiety Prevention and Treatment Research Center at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Samuel Torner is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Anxiety Prevention and Treatment Research Center at the Medical University of South Carolina.


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Social phobia--extreme social inhibition and timidity--has been recognized as a distinct clinical entity since the DSM-III (1980). Beidel and Turner offer a cogent, well-documented survey of the diagnosis, epidemiology, etiology and development, assessment, and especially treatment and management of the range of social phobias. The book is mistitled, in that the authors do not propose that shy children become phobic adults; to the contrary, they discuss the distinctions, overlap, and possible (but not yet demonstrated) relations between the two constructs. Social phobia has "migrated" downward developmentally in the last 20 years, now being diagnosed as early as eight years; but this is different from what has been called shyness in childhood. The viewpoint regarding treatment is clear--a cognitive-behavioral one. The authors include useful case vignettes from their experience. Research is used judiciously and clearly, with some references as recent as 1997. A solid choice for upper-division undergraduates through professionals. R. Shilkret; Mount Holyoke College


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
1 Clinical Presentation of Social Phobia in Adultsp. 1
2 Clinical Presentation of Social Phobia in Children and Adolescentsp. 33
3 Prevalence of Social Phobiap. 59
4 Etiology of Social Phobiap. 67
5 Assessmentp. 91
6 Patient (and Parent) Managementp. 121
7 Pharmacological Treatment of Social Phobiap. 143
8 Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Social Phobia in Adultsp. 167
9 Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Social Phobia in Children and Adolescentsp. 223
Epiloguep. 275
Referencesp. 279
Author Indexp. 307
Subject Indexp. 315
About the Authorsp. 323

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