Direct Costs of Social Phobia in Adolescents and Cost-Effectiveness of Psychotherapy.

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Summary of "Direct Costs of Social Phobia in Adolescents and Cost-Effectiveness of Psychotherapy."

Social anxiety disorder is one of the most prevalent mental disorders and often manifests in youth or adolescence. Our aim was to determine direct costs of adolescents with social anxiety disorder and the cost-effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic therapy (PDT) compared to waiting list (WL).


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Name: Psychiatrische Praxis
ISSN: 1439-0876


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