Christophe André, Patrick Légeron

Fear of Others Publication date : February 1, 2003

Why do we get "stage fright"? What are the most intimidating social situations for the majority of us? At what point does ordinary shyness become a social phobia? What should be defined as pathological? When should one consult a specialist?
Christophe André and Patrick Légeron describe the various forms that social anxiety can take. They explain the underlying psychological and behavioural mechanisms, and suggest ways of overcoming fear.

Christophe André is a psychiatrist at Hôpital Sainte-Anne, Paris. He is the author of the recent Vivre Heureux, Psychologie du bonheur, published by Editions Odile Jacob, and the co-author, with François Lelord, of L’Estime de soi, Comment gérer les personnalités difficiles and La Force des émotions.
Patrick Légeron is a psychiatrist at Hôpital Sainte-Anne, Paris, and the director of a group of consultants that advise businesses on stress-related problems. He is the author of Le Stress au travail, published by Editions Odile Jacob.