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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 41 (1999) 11, 15 - 24

Review article

A cognitive-behavioural approach of social phobia

Carla de Smedt, Guido Pieters

A cognitive model of social phobia describes processes that maintain anxiety in these patients.
Self-focused attention causes inadequate processing of social interactions. Safety behaviours prevent the challenging of irrational thoughts. Interoceptive information is used to construct a negative impression of oneself as a social object. Anticipation anxiety and post-factum rumination complete the picture.
Research underpinning the model and implications for cognitive-behavioural treatment of social phobia are discussed.

keywords cognitive behaviour therapy, social phobia