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26 October 2011

Social phobia more than just shyness

Social phobia is not simply shyness that has been exaggerated by psychiatrists and drug makers, according to a new study.

About half of the teens said they were shy, but only 12% of the shy teens met the criteria for social phobia in their lifetime. The study also found that about 5% of teens who said they weren't shy met criteria for social phobia.

 
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