Obese individuals can suffer from social anxiety disorder due to weight alone - EurekAlert! (article link)
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30 Apr 2011
- Published: 30 April 2011
New findings from Rhode Island Hospital study indicate that a change to DSM-IV criteria is needed
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A new study from Rhode Island Hospital researchers shows that obese individuals with social anxiety related only to their weight may experience anxiety as severe as individuals with social anxiety disorder (SAD). The findings directly conflict with the criteria for SAD in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM-IV). The study is now published online in advance of print in the journal Depression and Anxiety.