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Anxiety Treatment and Research Program

 

What is Social Anxiety Disorder?

Social Anxiety Disorder is a common anxiety disorder characterized by fear and avoidance of various social situations. In many respects, Social Anxiety Disorder resembles an extreme form of shyness. Unlike shyness, however, Social Anxiety Disorder interferes significantly with an individual's functioning. People with Social Anxiety Disorder often become anxious in and avoid social situations such as speaking in public, meeting new people, or dating. To learn more, please read our Social Anxiety Disorder FAQ.

Research Studies

 

Social Anxiety In-Person Treatment Program

Drexel University offers a FREE in-person treatment program for adults (ages 18-65) suffering from social anxiety disorder. If you are an adult who has these problems and you live in the greater Philadelphia area, please visit the Social Anxiety In-Person Treatment section of our website for more information.

Internet Self Help Treatment Program for Social Anxiety

Drexel University is conducting a research study that offers an Internet-based self-help treatment program for adults (ages 18-65) suffering from social anxiety disorder. Please visit the Internet Self-Help Program for Social Anxiety section of our website for more information.

Disclaimer: We are not able to answer specific treatment questions for individuals or their families. Please talk to a mental health professional in your area for assistance. The material presented on this site is provided for information purposes only and not for medical purposes. We cannot attest to the quality of any of the services listed by those other than Drexel University. In the event of an emergency, please go to your nearest hospital emergency room or call 911.