Social Anxiety Disorder and Shyness

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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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society
EditorsWilliam C. Cockerham, Robert Dingwall, Stella R. Quah
Place of PublicationHoboken, NJ
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2013


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