15Feb 2019


  • Psychiatry consultant inBalgurashi mental hospital .Assistant of the general director for hospitals affairs in ministry of health .Kingdome of Saudi Arabia.
  • Lecturer of psychiatry, AL-AzharUniversity , faculty of medicine ,psychiatry department ,Cairo ,Egypt.
  • (Psychiatrist) Balgurashi mental hospital.Kingdome of Saudi Arabia.
  • (psychologist) Balgurashi mental hospital+ medical services in AL Baha directorate of health affairs. medical services in AL Baha directorate of health affairs.Kingdome of Saudi Arabia.
  • (psychologist) Aqiq General hospital.Kingdome of Saudi Arabia.
  • Balgurashi mental hospital. Kingdome of Saudi Arabia.
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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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[Abdullah AlSoheimi, Mohamed Abouzed, Ibrahim Dawod, Gebreil Kamal, Abdullah modan, Abdullah hader, Mofareh Zahrani, Fares ali Abdullah al ghamdi, Aedhomoud and Saed Soliman. (2019); PREVALENCE OF SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN AL BAHA REGION IN (KSA). Int. J. of Adv. Res. 7 (2). 301-305] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com

Abdullah Sohemei
Psychiatry consultant in Balgurashi mental hospital


Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/8488       DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/8488

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