Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety

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Social Anxiety Disorder

Treatment of Social Anxiety at the CTSA

The Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety has several programs to treat social phobia. Cognitive-behavioral therapy typically consists of 16 weekly individual 90 minute sessions. Techniques used in this therapy include examining fearful thoughts, social skills training, and practicing social interactions. Medications may be used by themselves or in combination with cognitive-behavioral therapy in the treatment of social phobia.

Eligibility for these programs is determined through a telephone call with Center staff, and through an initial evaluation with one of the Center's psychologists.


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