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Weston S. Ferrer, MD (Psychiatry)

Weston Ferrer is a physician leader, psychiatrist, and clinical informaticist based in San Francisco. With nearly a decade of experience in academia and more recent immersion in industry, he has made significant contributions to the fields of digital health, health tech, and healthcare innovation. | As an Associate Professor at UCSF, Weston was involved in teaching, leadership, and clinical practice, focusing on the intersection of technology and mental health. He recently led mental health clinical for Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences), where he applied his expertise to develop innovative solutions for mental healthcare using the tools of AI/ML, digital therapeutics, clinical analytics, and more.. | Weston is known for his unique ability to innovate and support product development while bringing pragmatism to technology entrepreneurship. He is a strong advocate for patient-centered care and is committed to leveraging technology to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities. |

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Dr. Shirai works at the Yotsuya Yui Clinic for mental health treatment for English and Portuguese-speaking patients. He treats a wide range of patients from neurodevelopmental disorders to dementia in children and participates in knowledge sharing through the Diversity Clinic.

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What is Social Anxiety Disorder?

This is also known as social phobia and is a mental health condition characterized by a constant fear of being watched and judged by others. It can impact work, school, and other daily activities.

Typical Symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder

  • Feeling scared or anxious about blushing

  • Feeling flustered or scared

  • Stuttering / stammering

  • Episodes of sudden, severe anxiety or fear

  • Stressed over daily life

  • Fears that are sometimes irrational or illogical

  • My anxiety doesn't go away or keeps coming back repeatedly

  • Often feel uneasy and restless; unable to feel calm or at peace

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Social Anxiety Disorder

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Are you anxious about blushing e.g. from embarrassment?

  • Do you feel overwhelmed or frightened every day?

  • Do you stutter or stammer?

  • Do you experience sudden, intense anxiety or fear?

  • Do you feel stressed or unhappy about going to work or school?

Treatmentof Social Anxiety Disorder

The treatment depends on the severity of the disorder's impact on your life. Treatment typically involves counseling or talk therapy, medications, or a combination of both.

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References

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    https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMcp1614701

  • Horenstein A, Morrison AS, Goldin P, Ten Brink M, Gross JJ, Heimberg RG. Sleep quality and treatment of social anxiety disorder. Anxiety Stress Coping. 2019 Jul;32(4):387-398. doi: 10.1080/10615806.2019.1617854. Epub 2019 May 13. PMID: 31082285; PMCID: PMC6698895.

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  • Pelissolo A, Abou Kassm S, Delhay L. Therapeutic strategies for social anxiety disorder: where are we now? Expert Rev Neurother. 2019 Dec;19(12):1179-1189. doi: 10.1080/14737175.2019.1666713. Epub 2019 Sep 13. PMID: 31502896.

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  • Cremers HR, Roelofs K. Social anxiety disorder: a critical overview of neurocognitive research. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Cogn Sci. 2016 Jul;7(4):218-32. doi: 10.1002/wcs.1390. Epub 2016 May 30. PMID: 27240280.

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Weston S. Ferrer, MD

Weston S. Ferrer, MD (Psychiatry)

Weston Ferrer is a physician leader, psychiatrist, and clinical informaticist based in San Francisco. With nearly a decade of experience in academia and more recent immersion in industry, he has made significant contributions to the fields of digital health, health tech, and healthcare innovation. | As an Associate Professor at UCSF, Weston was involved in teaching, leadership, and clinical practice, focusing on the intersection of technology and mental health. He recently led mental health clinical for Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences), where he applied his expertise to develop innovative solutions for mental healthcare using the tools of AI/ML, digital therapeutics, clinical analytics, and more.. | Weston is known for his unique ability to innovate and support product development while bringing pragmatism to technology entrepreneurship. He is a strong advocate for patient-centered care and is committed to leveraging technology to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities. |

Yu Shirai, MD

Yu Shirai, MD (Psychiatry)

Dr. Shirai works at the Yotsuya Yui Clinic for mental health treatment for English and Portuguese-speaking patients. He treats a wide range of patients from neurodevelopmental disorders to dementia in children and participates in knowledge sharing through the Diversity Clinic.

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