ERIC Number: EJ887794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
Familial and Temperamental Risk Factors for Social Anxiety Disorder
Hirshfeld-Becker, Dina R.
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n127 p51-65 Spr 2010
Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is a common disorder that can lead to significant impairment. In this chapter, the author provides background on the disorder and reviews hypothesized familial and temperamental risk factors. In particular, it highlights the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Longitudinal Study of Children at Risk for Anxiety, now in its fifteenth year, and describes how this study has identified some factors that contribute to risk for SAD.
Descriptors: Risk, Anxiety Disorders, Personality Traits, Longitudinal Studies, Scientific Research, Genetics, Inhibition, Correlation, At Risk Persons, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts