This guideline covers recognising, assessing and treating social anxiety disorder (also known as ‘social phobia’) in children and young people (from school age to 17 years) and adults (aged 18 years and older). It aims to improve symptoms, educational, occupational and social functioning, and quality of life in people with social anxiety disorder.
This guideline includes recommendations on:
We checked this guideline in June 2017. We found no new evidence that affects the recommendations in this guideline.
This guideline updates and replaces the section of NICE technology appraisal guidance 97 (February 2006) that deals with phobia.