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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. L. Kevin Chapman
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Depends: No cut and dry answer since it depends on the individual's experience with social anxiety and the associated impairment. The best line treatment for s... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
I'd try CBT : A psychiatrist might know a drug, but i'd still hope that you try a cognitive-behavorial therapist for this issue. A pill won't help you learn how to ... Read More
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Behavioral Options?: See this page anxiety disorders assn of bc which contains educational & self-help tools (incl. A video) for managing & even overcoming social anxiety:... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
A therapeutic team..: With severe social anxiety, a combination of medication & psychotherapy works best. The meds can help ease the anxiety & help start the psychotherapy ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
Dr. David Escobaranswered
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Seek Help: It is important to make sure you are involed with therapy to help provide support in coping with anxiety. In addition you need to strongly consider me... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Monitoring is key: Probably the best are the ones that are prescribed and monitored by a physician. These medications that are the best in some cases can be the worst i... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Nothing: Please forgive my frankness. Social anxiety disorder is highly treatable in almost all cases by talking and wise guidance. You owe it to yourself and ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Gelbart
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Yes: Cognitive behavior therapy is very effective. Dialectical behavior therapy with mindfulness training can also be transforming. The only problem with ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Common choice: Your doctor made a choice that is very common. However, psychological therapy or counseling is also a 1st choice without side effects and with skill a... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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See the list below: Primary medications used for the treatment of social anxiety disorder include paxil, (paroxetine) venlafaxine, clonopin, MAO inhibitors, Prozac has be... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 36 years experience
Social anxiety: Everyone seems to have an opinion on this. All are based on a series of accounts. To be FDA approved for treatment of social anxiety disorder there is... Read More

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