Course curriculum

  • 1

    The Symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder

    • Introduction

    • Symptoms of SAD: Am I just shy?

    • Clinical presentation: SAD in action

    • Prevalence: Who is most likely to experience SAD

    • Measurement: Tracking symptoms of SAD

    • Severity Measure for SAD (SMSAD) pdf

    • SAD Severity Rating Scale (pdf)

  • 2

    Why Do I Have Social Anxiety?

    • Introduction

    • Rate causes of SAD

    • Genetics and social anxiety

    • Problem thinking

    • Social stress

    • Are you wired to be socially anxious?

    • The neural networks behind social anxiety

    • Both sides now...

  • 3

    What Treatments Work?

    • Introduction

    • Rate treatments for SAD

    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

    • Interpersonal therapy

    • Mindfulness

    • Short term psychodynamic therapy

    • Supported self-help and icbt

    • Exercise

    • Medication

    • SSRI and SNRI medications

    • Benzodiazepines

  • 4

    Where To Go From Here

    • Step back in with others

    • References