The effectiveness of video feedback in socially anxious individuals including the improvement of distorted self-perceptions has been reported. However, socially anxious individuals might overestimate their appearance on video as more negative or less positive. Such misjudgments might be caused by excessively high negative interpretations and lack of positive interpretations in patients with social anxiety disorder (SAD). The results of this study suggest that a person’s interpretations of his or her appearance on video interfere with the effectiveness of video feedback. The significance of these findings and techniques for improving cognitive interventions using video feedback are discussed.
Part of the book: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Clinical Applications
Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is a marked, or intense, fear or anxiety of social situations in which the individual may be scrutinized by others. The most well-known and efficacious psychological treatment for individuals with SAD is cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Previous meta-analysis reported that the most recommended treatment components of CBT programs for SAD are exposure and cognitive restructuring. In recent years, mindfulness-based intervention (MBI) has shown efficacy in improving SAD. In this chapter, exposure treatment and cognitive restructuring for SAD and MBI for SAD are introduced. Additionally, the benefits of using MBI for SAD are discussed. This chapter also discusses the effects on the improvement of trait-mindfulness for social anxiety. Finally, we indicate the possibilities of the combination of mindfulness and exposure for treatment of SAD.
Part of the book: Anxiety Disorders