| Published: May 03, 2021
Evaluation of Social Anxiety Disorder in Adolescents and Comparing the Remission Rate
Phobia is a type of anxiety disorder in which the affected individual displays a marked & enduring fear of specific situations or objects. Mental health professionals (MHP) use the diagnostic & statistical manual of mental disorders (the DSM) to diagnose mental disorders. The 2000 edition of this manual (the 4th edition text revision, also called the DCM-IV-TR) classifies phobia as a type an anxiety disorder. There are many phobias or specific phobias that exist in the modern world. Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD, also known as Social phobia) is a rather common but often undetected & under-treated psychiatric condition in youths or adolescents. SAD is mainly characterized by intermittent fear arising in particular circumstances of being embarrassed, criticized or embarrassed which leads to patient or people to avoid the feared stimulus. Screening of SAD in young individual/adolescents is thus important in preventing negative outcomes the present study is the evaluation of SAD by using SPIN and LSAS (standard scales) in adolescents and comparing the remission rate after the counselling/ CBT sessions, which is the most common therapy used to treat SAD patients. By evaluating and comparing the SAD in adolescents, we found it that the females are more affected than males.
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© 2021, B. Vinitha, V. Rachana, P. Shalini Reddy & T. Ravi Chander
Received: March 21, 2021; Revision Received: April 09, 2021; Accepted: May 03, 2021
Published in Volume 09, Issue 2, April-June, 2021