Indian Journal of PsychiatryIndian Journal of Psychiatry
Home | About us | Current Issue | Archives | Ahead of Print | Submission | Instructions | Subscribe | Advertise | Contact | Login 
    Users online: 881 Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size Print this article Email this article Bookmark this page
Search Again
 Back
 Table of Contents
 
 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Article Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert
 Add to My List
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed3486    
    Printed116    
    Emailed3    
    PDF Downloaded286    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal

 
CASE REPORT
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 200-201

Flashbacks in social anxiety disorder: Psychopathology of a case


Department of Internal Medicine - School of Medicine, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Arthur Kummer
Rua Bolívia, 222, ap. 102, São Pedro, ZIP code: 30330-360, Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais
Brazil
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.43637

Rights and Permissions

Social anxiety disorder is characterized by overwhelming anxiety in everyday situations which are frequently avoided due to a fear of being watched and scrutinized by others or acting in an embarrassing way. Flashbacks are typical symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, and their main features are intrusive and vivid images that occur in a waking state. We present a case study of a man diagnosed with social anxiety disorder who had reexperiencing symptoms similar to flashbacks of what he considered "shameful situations". The differential aspects between flashbacks and obsessional imagery are discussed. Reexperiencing symptoms and imagery of social phobia as well as the sociocultural influence over the symptomatology of psychiatric disorders are then highlighted.



[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*

        

Print this article         Email this article