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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Transfer of manualized Short Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (STPP) for social anxiety disorder into clinical practice: results from a cluster-randomised controlled trial

Inclusion criteria •Diagnosis of SAD (Structured Clinical Interview for DSM, SCID-I, [18]) and Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale >30 (>60 for generalized subtype) [LSAS, 19, 20]
•age: 18 to 70 years
•SAD must be primary diagnosis (most severe disorder according to ADIS-IV)
•SAD patients with comorbid disorders will be included, provided that SAD is the primary diagnosis, thus ensuring a clinically representative sample as well as analyses of subgroups (e.g. type of SAD, patients with comorbid depressive disorder)
•Informed consent
Exclusion criteria •psychotic disorder
•prominent risk of self-harm
•acute substance related disorders
•personality disorders except for cluster C: avoidant, obsessive-compulsive or dependent personality disorder (SCID-II)
•organic mental disorder
•severe medical conditions
•concurrent psychotherapeutic treatment
•psychopharmacological treatment (stable medical treatments; e.g. SSRI without dose adaptation are permitted)