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It was interesting to read the paper of Haug et al. I have a number of comments:
1.The SSRI group of anti-depressant medications are the best-established drug treatment for social anxiety
disorder. However, Veale in his review article shows that CBT is the
initial of choice of treatment for social phobia.
2.I think the authors should have included other treatment o...
2.I think the authors should have included other treatment options, such as CBT, in their study.
I hope the authors at some stage will address these points.
(1) Haug TT,Blomhoff S,Hellstrom K,etal,Exposure therapy and sertaline in
social phobia:1-year follow up of a randomised control trial. Br J Psychiatry 2003;182:312-8.
(2) Schneier FR,Social anxiety disorder. BMJ 2003,327:515-516.
(3) Veale D,Treatment of social phobia. Adv Psychiatr Treat 2003;9:258-264.