Social Anxiety Disorder is one of the most common anxiety disorders, with a lifetime prevalence of approximately 12% in the adult population (Kessler et al., 2005; NICE 2013). Social Anxiety Disorder frequently leads to significant impairment in an individual’s functioning, poor relationships, impaired work and educational performance and diminished quality of life (Keller, 2003; Mendlowicz & Stein, 2000; Kessler et al., 2005).
Social Anxiety Disorder also has a high comorbidity rate with several other mental health disorders, including depression, and substance use (NICE, 2013). Misidentification and avoidance behaviours result in only 50% of individuals seeking treatment for Social Anxiety Disorder, and treatment is usually only sought after several years of distress (Otto et al., 2001).
The event will be equivalent to 1.1/2hrs of CPD.
Content This webinar will provide information about: • The prevalence of Social Anxiety Disorder. • The impact of Social Anxiety Disorder. • The key features of Social Anxiety Disorder. • Distinguishing Social Anxiety Disorder symptoms. • Use of relevant Anxiety Disorder Specific Measures. • The guidelines for the treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder.