Shy Children, Phobic Adults: Nature and Treatment of Social Phobia

Pages: 324
Item #: 431700A
ISBN: 978-1-55798-461-6
List Price: $29.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $24.95
Copyright: 1998
Format: Hardcover
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Shy Children, Phobic Adults describes the clinical presentation of social phobia, discusses theoretical perspectives on etiology, and surveys empirically supported treatments used to treat the disorder.

Although social phobia occurs in children and adults, its manifestation and treatment differ in various age groups. Beidel and Turner describe the similarities and differences in the syndrome across all ages. Drawing from the clinical, social, and developmental literatures, as well as from their own extensive clinical experience, the authors illustrate the impact of developmental stage on phenomenology, diagnoses, and assessment and treatment of social phobia. Within the different age groups, issues of etiology, prevalence, and clinical management are presented. The volume is enriched by the inclusion of many case illustrations and practical information.

This highly informative and comprehensive volume will make for illuminating reading for practitioners, researchers, and students.

 

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

  1. Clinical Presentation of Social Phobia in Adults
  2. Clinical Presentation of Social Phobia in Children and Adolescents
  3. Prevalence of Social Phobia
  4. Etiology of Social Phobia
  5. Assessment
  6. Patient (and Parent) Management
  7. Pharmacological Treatment of Social Phobia
  8. Behavioral and Cognitive–Behavioral Treatment of Social Phobia in Adults
  9. Behavioral and Cognitive–Behavioral Treatment of Social Phobia in Children and Adolescents

Epilogue

References

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Authors

Reviews & Awards

Social phobia—extreme social inhibition and timidity—has been recognized as a distinct clinical entity since the DSM-III (1980). Beidel and Turner offer a cogent, well-documented survey of the diagnosis, epidemiology, etiology and development, assessment, and especially treatment and management of the range of social phobias…The authors include useful case vignettes from their experiences. Research is used judiciously and clearly, with some references as recent as 1997. A solid choice for upper-division undergraduates through professionals.
—CHOICE, December 1998, Vol 36, No 4

This highly informative and comprehensive volume will make for illuminating reading for practitioners, researchers, and students.
—Psychotherapy Book News, April 22, 1999