Michael R. Liebowitz, MD

Expertise: Social Anxiety Disorders


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Dr. Liebowitz is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University and Founder of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic— the first of its kind — at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. An internationally recognized expert and pioneer in Social Anxiety Disorders (SAD), Dr. Liebowitz is the creator of the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS), which is now a widely used primary outcome measure in clinical research on SAD. Board-certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, he has devoted over thirty years to the research and treatment of anxiety, phobic, and affective disorders, making major contributions in the areas of social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, atypical depression, and rapid cycling mood disorders.