Cognitive behavioral therapy in the treatment of social phobia

Ind Psychiatry J. 2009 Jan;18(1):60-3. doi: 10.4103/0972-6748.57863.


Cognitive behavior therapy is probably the most well-known and the most practiced form of modern psychotherapy and has been integrated into highly structured package for the treatment of patients suffering from social phobia. The present case study is an attempt to provide therapeutic intervention program to a 27-year-old, unmarried Christian man suffering from social phobia. The patient was treated by using cognitive behavioral techniques. After 17 sessions of therapeutic intervention program, significant improvement was found. He was under follow-up for a period of 6 months and recovered to the premorbid level of functioning.

Keywords: Cognitive behavior therapy; Psychotherapy; Social phobia.

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  • Case Reports