Letters

Social anxiety disorder has social and economic burden

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7426.1287-a (Published 27 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1287
  1. Antonio E Nardi, associate professor of psychiatry (aenardi@novanet.com.br)
  1. Institute of Psychiatry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, R Visconde de Pirajá, 407/702, Rio de Janeiro, 22410-003 Brazil

    EDITOR–Schneier described the current knowledge about social anxiety disorder: common, underdiagnosed, impairing, and treatable.1 Patients with this disorder commonly underperform educationally2 and have a lower probability of marrying, a lower economic status, and a higher probability of losing their job. They are frequent users …

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