Pharmacotherapy of social anxiety disorder.

Journal Article (Review)

Antidepressants and high-potency benzodiazepines have been used successfully to treat patients with social anxiety disorder. This review considers the efficacy of irreversible and reversible inhibitors of monoamine oxidase, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, high-potency benzodiazepines, and beta-blockers and presents the response rates for each of these classes. Aspects of the social anxiety syndrome that are sensitive to drug treatment are discussed, and the data relating to relapse following treatment discontinuation are presented. Predictors for negative treatment outcome following completion of acute treatment trials are reviewed.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Davidson, JR

Published Date

  • January 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 59 Suppl 17 /

Start / End Page

  • 47 - 53

PubMed ID

  • 9811430

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1555-2101

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0160-6689


  • eng