Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder: A Case Study of a 19-Year-Old Male
Hanson, Haley A.
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The purpose of the present study was to assess, diagnose, and treat Social Anxiety Disorder. Luke presented to treatment as a 19-year-old male college student struggling to engage in peer interaction. Luke was assessed with a general history interview, the Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI 7.0), the Social Anxiety section of the Anxiety Disorder Interview Schedule (ADIS-V), as well as a battery of self-report assessments. Luke’s primary diagnosis was Social Anxiety Disorder with secondary diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder, mild. Luke attended nine Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatment sessions that utilized in-session, in-vivo, and social mishap exposures. Client attended sessions regularly and clearly understood the theory presented to him, evidenced by seeking opportunities to challenge himself to confront anxiety in her personal life.