Social Anxiety Disorder Restricts Lives - PT448

Social Anxiety Disorder Restricts Lives

by Connie Vogel, PhD, RN, CNE
(4.5 / 298 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Social anxiety disorder, previously called social phobia, is a relatively common condition that creates significant distress for those affected. Certain types of social or performance situations trigger it. Social anxiety disorder is treatable; the main barrier often is the patient and caregiver’s lack of awareness of the problem and of the potential for treatment. In everyday life, social anxiety disorder frequently is misinterpreted as shyness. People with the disorder are regularly misperceived as aloof or uncaring. In the healthcare setting, social anxiety disorder can masquerade as nonadherence. No-shows are common among people with this disorder, and the patient may be misjudged as irresponsible. With knowledge about this common but often hidden disorder, healthcare professionals as a team can help when they ask pertinent and sensitive questions that may bring the patient closer to diagnosis and treatment.


The goal of this continuing education program is to inform nurses, physical therapists, radiologic technologists, and social workers of the symptoms, treatment, and healthcare implications of social anxiety disorder. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the prevalence of social anxiety disorder.
  • List two physical and two cognitive symptoms of social anxiety disorder.
  • List two implications of social anxiety disorder for healthcare practice.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, imaging and radiation therapists, physical therapists, and social workers.
Physical Therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE19-539012 for 01/01/19 to 12/31/19). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1801-291 for 02/01/18 to 01/31/20).
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 8/13/2007
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/11/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/11/2022


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Kimberly S - Reading, PA  ·  May 22, 2020
It was informative and easy to follow
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Floyd J - los angeles, CA  ·  May 18, 2020
well done not hard to follow
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Toby M - Woodland Hills, CA  ·  May 08, 2020
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Debbie B - Arlington, TX  ·  May 04, 2020
too much time spent on the medications
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Barry W - Austin, TX  ·  Apr 08, 2020
Interesting information, well-researched
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50