Social Anxiety and Phobia in Adolescents

Development, Manifestation and Intervention Strategies

  • Klaus Ranta
  • Annette M La Greca
  • Luis-Joaquin Garcia-Lopez
  • Mauri Marttunen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Klaus Ranta, Annette M. La Greca, Luis-Joaquin Garcia-Lopez, Mauri Marttunen
    Pages 1-7
  3. Background/Theoretical Accounts

  4. Recognition and Manifestations of Adolescent Social Anxiety and Phobia in Diverse Settings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Luis-Joaquin Garcia-Lopez, Maria do Ceu Salvador, Andres De Los Reyes
      Pages 121-150
    3. Anke W. Blöte, Anne C. Miers, David A. Heyne, P. Michiel Westenberg
      Pages 151-181
    4. Lisa R. Starr, Joanne Davila
      Pages 183-199
    5. John D. Guerry, James Hambrick, Anne Marie Albano
      Pages 201-223
    6. Lauren F. McLellan, Candice A. Alfano, Jennifer L. Hudson
      Pages 225-250
    7. Laura Mufson, Annette M. La Greca, Jami F. Young, Jill Ehrenreich-May
      Pages 251-270
    8. Carrie Masia Warner, Daniela Colognori, Chad Brice, Amanda Sanchez
      Pages 271-287
    9. Franklin Mesa, Thien-An Le, Deborah C. Beidel
      Pages 289-299
    10. Michael Van Ameringen, Jasmine Turna, Beth Patterson, Chloe Lau
      Pages 301-322
    11. Klaus Ranta, Annette M La Greca, Luis Joaquin Garcia-Lopez, Mauri Marttunen
      Pages 323-325

About this book


This volume brings together research into diverse aspects of social anxiety and its clinical form, social phobia, in adolescents. Development of the condition, clinical manifestations, and evidence-based prevention and treatment strategies are all addressed, with emphasis on ways in which adolescent development and the broader family and peer context are reflected in the manifestation and treatment of symptoms.

The first part of the book reviews epidemiological, neurobiological, and sociopsychological research on vulnerability factors that aim to clarify why both social anxiety and phobia intensify in adolescence. The second part focuses on the phenomenology of social anxiety and phobia in different developmental contexts and provides the reader with a review of developmentally-appropriate evidence-based assessment methods. For example, this section includes chapters on social anxiety in the school environment and in romantic relationships, social phobia in the clinical setting. The third section reviews the psychosocial prevention and treatment options for adolescent social anxiety as well as the psychopharmacological treatment of social phobia.

Social Anxiety and Phobia in Adolescents will be informative and interesting for all child and adolescent psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and psychotherapists as well as for school psychologists and counsellors.


Interpersonal treatment strategies Neurobiology of Social Anxiety Psychopharmacology in Social Phobia etiology phenomenology of social anxiety social anxiety social phobia

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Ranta
    • 1
  • Annette M La Greca
    • 2
  • Luis-Joaquin Garcia-Lopez
    • 3
  • Mauri Marttunen
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept of Adolescent PsychiatryHelsinki University Central HospitalHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.University of MiamiCoral GablesUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyUniversity of JaenJaenSpain
  4. 4.Department of Mental Health and Substance AbuseNational Institute for Health and WelfareHelsinkiFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16702-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16703-9
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