Social Anxiety Disorder Identification and Treatment with Dr Jonathan Shaywitz, MD

What exactly is social anxiety disorder, why is it on the rise, and which interventions work the best? These are some of the questions Dr. Shaywitz, MD, will address. Social anxiety disorder can masquerade as other behavioral issues, and it can become a chronic mental health condition, so identifying it correctly is important for treatment. A differential diagnosis of Social Anxiety Disorder includes panic disorder, agoraphobia, atypical depression, and body dysmorphic disorder. Dr. Shaywitz will discuss various pharmacological treatment options and the potential risks of not identifying this disorder accurately.Social Anxiety Disorder Identification and Treatment with Dr Jonathan Shaywitz, MD Dr. Shaywitz is a Board Certified Psychiatrist. Dr. Shaywitz is the Medical Director at Montare Behavioral Health. Dr. Shaywitz is a Board Certified Psychiatrist. He received his BA with Honors from Brown University and received his Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Shaywitz completed his residency at UCLA where he was selected chief resident for the Anxiety Disorders Program. Dr. Shaywitz was the Director of the Anxiety Disorders Program at Cedar Sinai, the Medical Director at Glendale Memorial Hospital, the Medical Director of Behavioral Health at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach and Mission Hospital Mission Viejo and Medical Director of La Casa Psychiatric Facility. Dr. Shaywitz was also the Director of Practice Development for Community Psychiatry. He was awarded the Circle of Friends Honor at Cedar Sinai and has published book chapters and journal articles on the treatment of behavioral health disorders and is particularly interested in anxiety disorders and affective disorders. He has completed fellowships at NIMH and Columbia University. He is also the co-author of the 2nd edition of the best-selling book published by Knopf "Overcoming Dyslexia".

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