My problems.
2002-12-05 01:54:21 (UTC)

Social Anxeity Disorder

Do other problems occcur?

Almost half of the people who have social anxiety
disorder also suffer from another mental disorder.
Depression is the most common — people with social
anxiety disorder are three times more likely to be
depressed. Alcoholism, substance abuse, panic
disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder and obsessive
compulsive disorder are also more common in people
who have social anxiety disorder. When social anxiety
disorder is accompanied by another mental disorder,
the social anxiety disorder almost always starts first.
Fortunately, treatments that are helpful for social anxiety
disorder are often also helpful for depression and other
anxiety disorders. Early identification and treatment of
social anxiety disorder may even prevent the
development of at least some of these associated