Social Anxiety Disorder Restricts Lives - RAD448E

Social Anxiety Disorder Restricts Lives

by Connie Vogel, PhD, RN, CNE
(4.5 / 18 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (0.50 CE Credit)

Price: $7.00
CE-PRO Price: $3.50


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.
Imaging and radiation 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.
This activity is approved for Category A continuing education credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 4/20/2018 to 5/1/2020.
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

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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Fredrick A - Ash Fork, AZ  ·  Feb 11, 2020
Informative and up-to-date.
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Jessica G - Marion, IN  ·  Feb 02, 2020
very informative and educational
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Allyson C - New Frankling, OH  ·  Jan 27, 2020
Great information about social anxiety that can be super useful when working with patients and no shows.
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MARTHA B - DES MOINES, IA  ·  Jan 23, 2020
Good information and easy to follow
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April S - La Fontaine, IN  ·  Jan 20, 2020
interesting acticle. I learned about social anxiety.
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Price: $7.00
CE-PRO Price: $3.50