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Social anxiety disorder

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The following summarized guidelines for the evaluation and management of social anxiety disorder are prepared by our editorial team based on guidelines from the Anxiety Canada (AC 2014).
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Guidelines

1.Medical management

Antidepressants: as per AC 2014 guidelines, citalopram was found to be significantly more effective than placebo, and as effective as moclobemide in randomized control trials.
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  • Benzodiazepines

  • Anticonvulsants

  • Other therapeutic agents

2.Follow-up and surveillance

Management of refractory disease: as per AC 2014 guidelines, adjunctive therapy with aripiprazole, risperidone, buspirone, or paroxetine may benefit patients with refractory SAD, as suggested by open-label studies and case series.
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