Social phobia: biological aspects and pharmacotherapy.


Journal Article (Review)

1. Social phobia is one of the anxiety disorders that until recently, had not been thoroughly investigated. 2. Social phobia is a relatively common anxiety disorder that appears to have a genetic basis. 3. There are certain physiological aspects of social phobia that separate it from the other anxiety disorders. 4. Support for a dopaminergic abnormality related to social phobia is supported by investigation studies and pharmacotherapy. 5. There are a number of studies reporting success in the treatment of social phobia with medications.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Potts, NL; Davidson, JR

Published Date

  • September 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 635 - 646

PubMed ID

  • 1353896

Pubmed Central ID

  • 1353896

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0278-5846

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0278-5846(92)90020-f


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England