n South African Psychiatry Review - Fast facts about social phobia




Extracted from text ... South African Psychiatry Review - August 2004 40 Fast facts about social phobia Social Phobia affects an estimated one in ten people. It affects people of all races and social classes. It is estimated that fewer than 25% of people with Social Phobia receive adequate treatment. The onset of Social Phobia is typically during adolescence, but it may occur in childhood, prior to the age of ten. Approximately 40% of social phobias appear before the age of ten, and 95% before the age of twenty. Social Phobia is characterised by an underlying fear of scrutiny ..


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