Examples include alprazolam Xanax and clonazepam Klonopin. A GP will probably refer the individual to a mental health professional, usually a psychiatrist or psychologist. Regarding less common side effects, such as hypertension associated with SNRIs and gastrointestinal bleeding associated with SSRIs , these were thought to result in higher management costs at an individual level, but given their low frequency they were deemed to entail smaller economic implications at a study population level. Utility data used in the economic model were taken from a study that analysed survey data on people who had experienced social anxiety disorder or other mental disorders and people without a mental disorder over the 12 months prior to the survey interview. Social anxiety disorder affects approximately 15 million American adults and is the second most commonly diagnosed anxiety disorder following specific phobia.
Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum , which can cause botulism, a serious and life-threatening illness. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors SSRIs are the most common medications prescribed for people with social anxiety disorder. Schwartz Susan Swedo Emily Colas.