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What to do if i have social anxiety. how do i get rid of it?

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 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: http://www.Anxietybc.Com/resources/social.Php effective treatment for social anxiety will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little to others you fear a lot. A cbt expert coach can be big help!

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how i can get rid of my social anxiety?

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Dr. Abby Caplin
Integrative Medicine 41 years experience
See counselor: It's important to reach out to a counselor/therapist in your area for help. Plan on seeing that person once a week until you have some strategies. Often, hypnotherapy can be very useful!
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A 19-year-old female asked:

Is it possible to get rid of social anxiety alone?

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Dr. Paul Dunn
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
Social Anxiety: You need someone to help you make the gradual steps in reducing your anxiety around others. Supportive psychotherapy can be very successful in helping you feel more comfortable around other people. It is very hard to do without support, and with support requires some level of discomfort early in the efforts to get to a place where your social anxiety is reduced. Takes some determination.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What might I do to get over social anxiety on my own?

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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Social Anxiety: Doing self meditation for anxiety reduction, many free apps are available, at least 15 mins three times a day, eating foods rich in serotonin, positive self talk can increase chances but unlikely to cure as most anxiety has genetic basis with altered neural pathways.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What can I do to get over social anxiety?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
You need good self e: Self esteem comes from accomplishments like being a good person, good worker and being helpful to others. You need to groom well, drress up well....They say you have to look good to feel good!. A good, sincere friends can boost your self confidence and hekp you get over the social anxiety.
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A 43-year-old male asked:

How to deal with and get rid of anxiety?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Anxiety: There are a # of ways to address anxiety: Cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program or Progressive muscle relaxation.

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