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Brief report: Sudden gains in Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy and Group Psychotherapy for Social Anxiety Disorder among College Students

Studying patterns of symptom change in psychotherapy has potentials for identifying how specific theory-driven treatment techniques and non-specific factors (i.e., those that are common across treatment modalities, such as the therapeutic alliance) interact to create change over the course of treatment; which has important implications for enhancing treatment effectiveness  (Kazdin, …

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The interaction of distress tolerance and intolerance of uncertainty in the prediction of symptom reduction across CBT for social anxiety disorder

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders typically involves clients confronting the anxiety-inducing objects and situations they would typically wish to avoid. Through repeated exposure to anxiety, clients increasingly learn to question, review and correct their anxious appraisals and beliefs and gradually experience less anxiety over time. However, certain individual characteristics …

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Factor solutions of the Social Phobia Scale (SPS) and the Social Interaction Anxiety Scale (SIAS) in a Swedish population

Culturally validated rating scales for social anxiety disorder (SAD) are of significant importance when screening for the disorder, as well as for evaluating treatment efficacy. This study examined construct validity and additional psychometric properties of two commonly used scales, the Social Phobia Scale and the Social Interaction Anxiety Scale, in …

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Online attention modification for social anxiety disorder: replication of a randomized controlled trial

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) models posit vigilance for external social threat cues and exacerbated self-focused attention as key in disorder development and maintenance. Evidence indicates a modified dot-probe protocol may reduce symptoms of SAD; however, the efficacy when compared to a standard protocol and long-term maintenance of treatment gains remains …

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