Kristy Dalrymple, Ph.D., Rhode Island Hospital (image) Lifespan Share Print E-Mail Caption A study led by Kristy Dalrymple, Ph.D., of Rhode Island Hospital, shows that obese individuals with social anxiety related only to their weight may experience anxiety as severe as individuals with social anxiety disorder (SAD). The findings directly conflict with the criteria for SAD in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition. Credit Rhode Island Hospital Usage Restrictions with name/hospital name Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.