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PREVALENCE OF SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN AL BAHA REGION IN (KSA).

Abdullah AlSoheimi; Mohamed Abouzed; Ibrahim Dawod; Gebreil Kamal; Abdullah modan; Abdullah hader; Mofareh Zahrani; Fares ali Abdullah al ghamdi; Aedhomoud; Saed Soliman.

Background:Social phobia is anxiety disorders manifested by a significant amount of fear in social situations, associated with distress and impaired ability to function in the daily life. Objective and Methods: The present study aimed at : (1) estimating the prevalence of social anxiety disorder in secondary school students in a geographically defined population, in Baha area using two scales Rewitie scale of social anxiety and severity scale for social anxiety (2) determine risk factor which may be significant . our survey study covered 6 cities , 31 schools and 1316 students .the sample taken was 1030 students .5 of them didn?t complete the study.sotho total number is 1025. Result : the total positive sample was 21.8 % . there is highly statistically significant association between birth order, place of residenceand social anxiety. Conclusion:there is a high percentage of secondary school students diagnosed with social anxiety disorder (using the mentioned scales) indicating the importance of the problem in Baha region for further researches behind the causes .

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