Year: 1993 Source: Psychological Medicine, v.23, no.3, (August 1993), p.709-718 SIEC No: 19940186

This study in North Carolina found that social phobia had an early onset, lasted a long time, rarely recovered, was often missed in medical consultation & was associated with an increased rate of suicide attempts, antisocial behavior, impaired medical health, increased health-seeking behavior, poor employment performance, reduced social interaction & impaired social support. It examined the 6-month & lifetime prevelance of social phobia & includes predictors of recovery. (36 refs.)