Social Anxiety: Perceptions, Emotional and Triggering Symptoms and Treatment

Efrosini Kalyva, PhD (Editor)
The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Thessaloniki, Greece

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
BISAC: PSY022060

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Social anxiety or social phobia has become increasingly common in contemporary societies due to the increased isolation in impersonal living environments and the weakening family ties that leave many individuals feeling withdrawn and estranged.

In this book, the authors present new research on ways of assessing social anxiety as well as the role of autonomic arousal in the development of social phobia. Special reference is made to the impact of family on the development and maintenance of social anxiety in children on a both theoretical and practical level. Social anxiety is also discussed in different groups of individuals that have unique characteristics such as substance users and abusers, patients with chronic heart failure, individuals with autism spectrum disorders and AIDS/HIV sufferers. Finally, suggestions are made on ways to enhance help-seeking behavior for individuals with social anxiety disorders, and there is extensive reference to cognitive behavioral training and other relevant effective treatment or intervention techniques. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Preface pp.i-viii

Chapter 1 - Variations in the Assessment of Social Anxiety
(Kathy Sexton-Radek and Reyna Schwartz, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL, USA, and others)pp.1-18

Chapter 2 - Perception of Autonomic Arousal in Social Anxiety: Mechanisms, and its Role as a Maintaining Factor
(Margit Gramer, Department of Psychology, University of Graz, Austria)pp.19-30
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Chapter 3 - Enhancing Help and Treatment Seeking Behaviors among Adolescents and Young Adults with Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)
(Suela Sulo and Maya Ramic, James R. & Helen D. Russell Institute for Research & Innovation, Chicago, IL, USA and others)pp.31-48

Chapter 4 - Family Influences of Children’s Social Anxiety during Early Adolescence
(Cheryl Buehler and Bridget B. Weymouth, Human Development and Family Studies, University of North Carolina Greensboro, NC, USA) pp.49-70

Chapter 5 - The Role of Family Factors in Social Anxiety: A Review of Empirical Findings and Implications for Treatment
(Ourania Founta, Ireland)pp.71-90

Chapter 6 - Social Anxiety and Substance Use
(Erika Melonashi, European University of Tirana, Albania)pp.91-126

Chapter 7 - Social Anxiety in the School Setting for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
(Efrosini Kalyva and Vlastaris Tsakiris, The South-East European Research Centre, Thessaloniki, Greece, and others) pp.127-140

Chapter 8 - Social Anxiety and HIV/AIDS: Psychological Well-Being and Intervention Effectiveness
(Miltiadis Stefanidis, Charilaos Liampas, Fotis Katimertzopoulos, Vlad Dediu, Christina Zhintro, Victoria Georgieva and Alexander Ilievski, The International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, CITY College, Thessaloniki, Greece)pp.141-156

Chapter 9 - Barriers to Medication Adherence among Chronic Heart Failure Patients in Greece
(Paraskevi Theofilou, Konstadina Griva and Sophia Zyga, Sotiria Hospital for Thoracic Diseases, Athens, Greece, and others)pp.157-182

Chapter 10 - Social Anxiety Disorder: The Role of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
(Stavros Simitsis, Klearchos Konstantinos Stamatoulakis, Valeria Strigkou, Kyriaki Avramidou, Nikolaos Drouboulas- Theodoridis and Pagona Papadimitriou, The International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, CITY College, Thessaloniki, Greece)pp.183-202

Index pp.203-216

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