S y m p o s i u m : Uns o c ia l T ho u g ht , Unc o m mo n L i v e s, Pa r t 2 HOW SHYNESS BECAME AN ILLNESS A Brief History of Social Phobia Christopher Lane Might there be a brand of âshynessâ serious enough to warrant medical attention? There is. It is âsocial phobia.â âââMurrayâB.âStein, TheâLancet (1996) In 1993, PsychologyâToday magazine named âsocial phobiaâ the âdisorder of the decade.â1 The irrational fear of having oneâs âsocial performance . . . carefully monitoredâ apparently surpassed in magnitude even depression (for which almost 200 million prescriptions are written annually in the United States alone).2 A barrage of new studies confirmed that America was witnessing a pandemic of The author thanks the Chicago Psychoanalytic Society, the Great Books Foundation, and the University of Kentucky Committee on Social Theory for their response to earlier versions of this essay, which were delivered as lectures. He in particular thanks Virginia Blum, Mitchell Wilson, Cristina Hanganu-Bresch, Michael Liebowitz, and David Healy. 1. âDisorder of the Decade,â PsychologyâToday, July/August 1993, 22. 2. IMS Health, www.imshealth.com/ims/portal/front/ articleC/0,2777,6599_18731_77056778,00.html. (accessed May 23, 2006). Common Knowledge 12:3
Common Knowledge – Duke University Press
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