Clinical staging model applied to young people presenting with social anxiety
Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 06/20/2012
Clarke PJF et al. – The study suggests that those who present with social anxiety are characterized by a broad range of symptom severity, with a small, though significant proportion representing individuals whose mental health problems have already progressed to a stage characterized by greater co–morbidity and risk of chronicity. The data specifically suggest that depressive symptoms and substance abuse/dependence may differentiate those in earlier and later clinical stages.