Coping with Social Anxiety: The Definitive Guide to Effective Treatment Options

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An essential guide for the 5.3 million American sufferers of social anxiety from a leading psychiatrist and researcher

An estimated 5.3 million Americans experience social anxiety disorder, making it the third most common psychiatric illness in the United States. Unlike people with simple shyness, people with social anxiety disorder become sick with fear in social situations, experiencing physical symptoms like sweating, trembling, a shaky voice, or a pounding heart. They realize their fears are irrational, but they are virtually incapable of maintaining healthy relationships and performing everyday tasks in public settings without medical treatment.

In Coping with Social Anxiety, Eric Hollander, director of the Compulsive, Impulsive, and Anxiety Disorders Program at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center explains
- the nature of social anxiety disorder and how it differs from simple shyness and phobia
- the latest research on the physiological effects of social anxiety disorder and its links with depression
- the full range of treatment options-and how to select the best therapeutic course with the help of a medical professional

Illustrated by accounts of successful treatment from Hollander's clinical practice, this book will help readers make informed judgments about the proper treatment to seek for themselves or someone close to them.

Author: Eric Hollander, Nicholas Bakalar
Publisher: Holt McDougal
Published: 06/01/2005
Pages: 256
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.80d
ISBN13: 9780805075823
ISBN10: 0805075828
BISAC Categories:
- Psychology | Psychopathology | Anxieties & Phobias
- Self-Help | Communication & Social Skills
- Self-Help | Anxieties & Phobias

About the Author

Eric Hollander, M.D., is a professor of psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Medical School in New York City and lives in Westchester County. He is the co-author of the American Psychiatric Association's Textbook of Anxiety Disorders and has appeared on Dateline and the Today Show. Nicholas Bakalar is the author or co-author of eleven health books, including Understanding Teenage Depression. He lives in New York City.

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