Assessment Of Social Phobia And Panic Disorder In Depression

Social anxiety and social phobia can be assessed with behavioral observation methods (see for a review, Glass & Arnkoff, 1989); interview rating scales, such as the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS) and the Brief Social Phobia Scale (BSPS; Davidson et al., 1991; Liebowitz, 1987); and many self-

report measures of social anxiety and avoidance, including the Fear of Negative Evaluation scale (FNE; Watson & Friend, 1969) and the Social Avoidance and Distress Scale (SADS) by Watson and Friend (1969), the Social Phobia Scale (SPS) and the Social Interaction Anxiety Scale (SIAS) by Mattick and Clarke (1998), and the Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory (SPAI) for adults (Turner, Beidel, Dancu, & Stanley, 1989) and children (Beidel, Turner, & Morris, 1995) (for a more comprehensive review, see Hofmann & Barlow, 2002). For panic disorder, core fears associated with the disorder can be assessed with the Anxiety Sensitivity Index (ASI; Reiss, Peterson, Gursky, & McNally, 1986). A popular clinician-rated instrument that nicely captures the range of distress and disability associated with panic disorder—anticipatory anxiety, panic frequency, panic severity, fear of symptoms, avoidance behaviors—is the Panic Disorder Severity Scale (PDSS; Shear et al., 1997).

Conquering Fear In The 21th Century

Conquering Fear In The 21th Century

The Ultimate Guide To Overcoming Fear And Getting Breakthroughs. Fear is without doubt among the strongest and most influential emotional responses we have, and it may act as both a protective and destructive force depending upon the situation.

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