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Assessment of Social and Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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Handbook of Assessing Variants and Complications in Anxiety Disorders

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Social and generalized anxiety disorders are commonly occurring psychiatric conditions. Accurate identification of the diagnosis is essential, given the substantial difference in treatment methods for each condition. This chapter covers assessment methods including structured and semi-structured interviews, clinician-administered severity rating scales, behavioral assessments, and self-report measures. Special attention is paid to complicating factors including: depression, substance use and abuse, personality disorders, cognitive functioning, and social skills.

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Capozzoli, M.C., Hayes-Skelton, S.A., Aderka, I.M., Hofmann, S.G. (2013). Assessment of Social and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. In: McKay, D., Storch, E. (eds) Handbook of Assessing Variants and Complications in Anxiety Disorders. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6452-5_1

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