Social Anxiety Disorder: Did You Know?

• 40-50% of people with SAD also have depression
• SAD is the most common anxiety disorder
• 13% of the population will have SAD in their lifetime
• 50% of those with SAD do not finish high school
• 22.3% of those with SAD are on welfare
• 50% of those with SAD are single, divorced, or separated
• Onset of SAD is usually age 14-16
• 50% of those with SAD also have another psychiatric disorder, especially
alcohol abuse
• 35% of SAD occurs before age 10
• Behavior treatment with medication is the most effective treatment for SAD
• 25% of patients with SAD decline when offered behavioral treatment
• Only 5% with SAD get treatment

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