Social Anxiety Disorder: Recognition, Diagnosis and Management


Flávia de Lima Osório and Mariana Fortunata Donadon (Editors)
Medical School of Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo University, São Paulo, Brazil

Series: Mental Illnesses and Treatments
BISAC: MED102000

This book addresses aspects related to the recognition, diagnosis and management of social anxiety disorder (SAD) under a critical and innovative perspective. Therefore, it gathers contributions from renowned researchers in the field through both theoretical and empirical studies. The main topics covered will be theoretical and empirical models, heritability, instruments for assessment of symptoms and diagnosis, self-esteem, social skills, different approaches for treatment of SAD (social skills training, group cognitive-behavioural therapy, self-administered psychological interventions based on virtual interactions on the Internet, transcranial magnetic stimulation, ayahuasca and other hallucinogens).

The possibilities of treatment and management of music performance anxiety will also be discussed by means of a literature review and clinical study. This book offers – to clinicians, researchers and/or mental health students – the opportunity to learn and update existing information concerning SAD, a frequent condition which compromises the quality of life and the psychosocial functioning of many individuals.


Table of Contents


Chapter 1. A Review of the Main Explanatory Models of Social Anxiety
(Valeria E. Morán, PhD and Fabian O. Olaz, PhD, Department of Psychology, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina)

Chapter 2. Heritability of Social Anxiety Disorder
(André Luiz Moreno, MD, Flávia De Lima Osório, PhD, and José Alexandre De Souza Crippa, PhD, Department of Neuroscience and Behaviour of Medical School of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 3. Assessment of Social Anxiety Disorder: A Current Overview of Instruments
(Diogo Araújo De Sousa, André Luiz Moreno, and Flávia De Lima Osório,Full Professor of Psychology at Tiradentes University, Aracaju, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 4. Social Skills and Self-Esteem in Adolescents with Social Anxiety Disorder
(Larissa Aguiar Magalhães, Antonio Paulo Angélico, and Marcos Santos de Oliveira, Department of Pyschology, Federal University of São João del-Rei, São João del-Rei, Minas Gerais, Brazil)

Chapter 5. Social Anxiety Disorder in the University Student Context: Evaluation and Promotion of Interactions
(Alessandra Turini Bolsoni-Silva and Fabiane Ferraz Silveira Fogaça, Department of Psychology, University of São Paulo, Bauru, Brazil)

Chapter 6. Self-Help Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder
(Kentaro Shirotsuki, Shota Noda, and Sho Okawa, Department of Human Science, Faculty of Human Sciences, Musashino University, Nishitokyo, Tokyo, Japan, and others)

Chapter 7. Psychological Interventions on the Internet for Social Anxiety
(Rodrigo da Cunha Teixeira Lopes, PhD, Carolina Pereira Dittz, MD, and Lelio Moura Lourenço, PhD, Department of Psychology, Catholic University of Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 8. Clinical Implications of Social Anxiety Disorder Treatment with Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy
(Mariângela Gentil Savoia and Silvia Sztamfater, Department of Psychiatry, Anxiety Disorders Program, Institute of Psychiatry, University of São Paulo School of Medicine Hospital das Clínicas, São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 9. Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Social Anxiety Disorder
(Tathiana Pires Baczynski, MD, Sergio Machado, PhD, and Antonio Egidio Nardi, PhD, Institute of Psychiatry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Chapter 10. The Therapeutic Potential of Ayahuasca and Other Serotonergic Hallucinogens in the Treatment of Social Anxiety
(Rafael G. dos Santos, PhD, Flávia L. Osório, PhD, José Alexandre S. Crippa, MD, PhD, José Carlos Bouso, PhD, Jaime E. C. Hallak, MD, PhD, Department of Neuroscience and Behaviour- Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 11. Musical Performance Anxiety: Perspectives for Management and Treatment in the Literature and from the Musician’s Point of View
(Ana Beatriz Burin, and Flávia de Lima Osório, Department of Neurosciences and Behavioural Sciences University of São Paulo Medical School, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil)


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