|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society|
|Editors||William C. Cockerham, Robert Dingwall, Stella R. Quah|
|Place of Publication||Hoboken, NJ|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 2013|
Shyness and Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) have much in common and may, in non-extreme cases, be difficult to distinguish. While shyness is widespread but varies greatly in intensity and impairment, the prevalence rates for SAD have proven elastic and depend heavily on the threshold used to determine distress or impairment.