Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder: A Case Study of a 19-Year-Old Male

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Hanson, Haley A.
Washburn University
Department of Psychology
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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.
An Empirically Supported Treatment Case Study