A 48-year-old member asked:
What to do if i have social anxiety. how do i get rid of it?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ana Adelsteinanswered
Clinical Psychology 29 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 19-year-old female asked:
Is it possible to get rid of social anxiety alone?
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Dr. Paul Dunnanswered
Clinical Psychology 45 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.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
What might I do to get over social anxiety on my own?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ravi Chandanswered
Psychiatry 28 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.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
How to deal with and get rid of anxiety?
5 doctor answers • 15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowleranswered
Psychiatry 27 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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A 25-year-old member asked:
How to get rid of anxiety?
8 doctor answers • 23 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Reidbordanswered
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Many many ways: While it's impossible to live completely anxiety-free, there are many ways to decrease it. Physical: exercise, yoga, breathing exercises, biofeedback. Mental: relaxation tapes, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, guided imagery, mindfulness meditation. Social: support from friends/family, recreation, vacation. If you know why you're anxious, tackling the cause pro-actively can be very helpful.
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