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Anxiety Disorders

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A 28-year-old business executive sees her physician because she is having difficulty in her new position, as it requires her to do frequent public speaking. She states that she is terrified she will do or say something that will cause her extreme embarrassment. The patient says that when she must speak in public, she becomes extremely anxious and her heart beats uncontrollably. Based on this clinical picture, which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?



A Panic disorder

B Avoidant personality disorder

C Specific phobia

D Social phobia

Ans. D Social phobia

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