n African Journal of Psychiatry - Building greater awareness in South Africa of social anxiety disorder (SAD) through the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) : patients as partners

Volume 13, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1994-8220



I first encountered Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) during my internship year as a clinical psychologist, at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto. It appeared to be a poorly understood mental health care problem both in the community and with many of the resident doctors and mental health care professionals. Through my later work with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), I have come to treat many individuals with SAD and found that it is slowly becoming a better understood and more widely acknowledged difficulty for people affected here in South Africa.

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