Search for dissertations about: "social phobia"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 25 swedish dissertations containing the words social phobia.

  1. 1. Social Phobia : The Family and the Brain

    Author : Maria Tillfors; Christer Allgulander; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Psychology; Anticipation; anxiety; avoidant personality disorder; family history; fear; neuroimaging; positron emission tomography; regional cerebral blood flow; social phobia; symptom provocation; Psykologi; Psychology; Psykologi; Psychology; psykologi;

    Abstract : The present thesis investigated family history and neurobiology of social phobia. Social phobia is a disabling disorder characterized by a marked fear of scrutiny in a variety of social situations. READ MORE

  2. 2. Social Phobia. From Epidemiology to Brain Function

    Author : Tomas Furmark; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Psychology; Anxiety; brain; epidemiology; fear; neuroimaging; neurotransmitters; positron emission tomography; prevalence; serotonin; social phobia; subtypes; treatment; Psykologi; Psychology; Psykologi; Psychology; psykologi;

    Abstract : Social phobia is a disabling anxiety disorder characterized by an excessive fear of negative evaluation in social situations. The present thesis explored the epidemiology and neurobiology of the disorder. By means of a mailed questionnaire, the point prevalence of social phobia in the Swedish general population was estimated at 15.6%. READ MORE

  3. 3. Aspects of Social Phobia

    Author : Ína Marteinsdóttir; Jan Wåhlinder; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Neurosciences; Social phobia; personality disorders; personality traits; prevalence; serotonin; PET; [3 -11C]–5-HTP; Neurovetenskap; Neurology; Neurologi; Psychiatry; psykiatri;

    Abstract : Social phobia is a disabling, lifelong disorder characterised by fear in social settings.The aim of the present study was to gain more knowledge about diagnostic, neurobiologic and epidemiologic aspects of social phobia. READ MORE

  4. 4. Virtual reality exposure therapy for spider phobia

    Author : Alexander Miloff; Per Carlbring; Lena (Lotta) Reuterskiöld; Nexhmedin Morina; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Specific phobia; spider phobia; spider; fear; anxiety; virtual reality; exposure therapy; automated; alliance; psychometric; factor analysis; virtual therapist; RCT; randomized; non-inferiority; clinical trial; dissemination; 12-month follow-up; Psychology; psykologi;

    Abstract : Exposure therapy for specific phobia involving systematic and repeated presentation of an aversive stimuli or situation is a highly effective treatment for reducing fear and anxiety. Dissemination of this evidence-based treatment has proved challenging, however, and for over 20 years an alternative method of delivery using virtual reality technology has been explored with positive results. READ MORE

  5. 5. Fearful attention : Investigating event-related potentials in spider phobia

    Author : Joakim Norberg; Stefan Wiens; Jonas Persson; Harald Schupp; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; attention; phobia; event-related potential; Psychology; psykologi;

    Abstract : Previous studies showed that emotional pictures capture attention. Further, this effect was decreased by manipulating spatial attention. In contrast, studies produced mixed findings for effects of perceptual load on attention to emotional pictures. Emotional pictures can be phobic or nonphobic. READ MORE