Print Get Citation Citation Disclaimer: These citations have been automatically generated based on the information we have and it may not be 100% accurate. Please consult the latest official manual style if you have any questions regarding the format accuracy. AMA Citation Hing N, Jackson A. Hing N, & Jackson A Hing, Nicholas Ng Fat, and Ashley Jackson. Individuals with social anxiety disorder may have greater difficulty recognizing facial expressions. 2 Minute Medicine, 18 August 2023. McGraw Hill, 2023. AccessPediatrics. https://accesspediatrics.mhmedical.com/updatesContent.aspx?gbosid=628854§ionid=280655734APA Citation Hing N, Jackson A. Hing N, & Jackson A Hing, Nicholas Ng Fat, and Ashley Jackson. (2023). Individuals with social anxiety disorder may have greater difficulty recognizing facial expressions. (2023). 2 minute medicine. McGraw Hill. https://accesspediatrics.mhmedical.com/updatesContent.aspx?gbosid=628854§ionid=280655734.MLA Citation Hing N, Jackson A. Hing N, & Jackson A Hing, Nicholas Ng Fat, and Ashley Jackson. "Individuals with social anxiety disorder may have greater difficulty recognizing facial expressions." 2 Minute Medicine McGraw Hill, 2023, https://accesspediatrics.mhmedical.com/updatesContent.aspx?gbosid=628854§ionid=280655734. Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager Mendeley © Copyright Annotate Clip Autosuggest Results Individuals with social anxiety disorder may have greater difficulty recognizing facial expressions by Nicholas Ng Fat Hing, Ashley Jackson Listen +Originally published by 2 Minute Medicine® (view original article). Reused on AccessMedicine with permission. +1. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, it was found that individuals with social anxiety disorder (SAD) had more difficulty recognizing facial expressions. +2. Individuals with SAD were also found to have a slower reaction time for recognizing happy facial expressions than controls. +Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) +Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is a highly prevalent disorder that may be further complicated by difficulties with emotional expression recognition (EER). To date, the data investigating whether individuals with SAD have impaired performance in categorizing facial expressions of emotion has been mixed. As a result, the present study aimed to determine the degree to which individuals with SAD could accurately recognize facial expressions of emotion. +Of 6,541 identified records, 16 (n=788) studies were included from various databases from inception to January 2022. Studies were included if participants had a diagnosis of SAD and were evaluated on an EER task using a validated face database with accuracy and/or reaction time as an outcome measurement. Qualitative studies, case studies, reviews, and meta-analyses were excluded. The review was performed using PRISMA guidelines. The risk of bias was assessed using the risk of bias assessment tool for non-randomized studies (RoBANS). The primary outcome was accuracy in facial expression recognition and reaction time. +The results demonstrated that individuals with SAD had a harder time recognizing facial expressions. Furthermore, those with SAD had a slower reaction time for recognizing happy facial expressions, while those with a mental health comorbidity had a harder time recognizing happy facial expressions than controls. Despite these results, the study was limited by the inclusion of small sample sizes, which may have affected the study’s power. Nonetheless, the present study demonstrated that individuals with SAD may experience difficulties with recognizing facial expressions. +Click to read the study in Cognitive Therapy and Research +©2023 2 Minute Medicine, Inc. All rights reserved. No works may be reproduced without expressed written consent from 2 Minute Medicine, Inc. Inquire about licensing here. No article should be construed as medical advice and is not intended as such by the authors or by 2 Minute Medicine, Inc.