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Lebanon
A 21-year-old male asked:

If zoloft didnt help me much with my social anxiety, will paxil (paroxetine) help?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
My Opinion: I can't prescribe, so this might seem biased - but when the word 'social' is part of the problem, I believe that it should be part of the solution too. A CBT or other good psychotherapist can often teach skills to help you do better throughout life. A lifetime of learning experiences seems like a winner compared to a lifetime of medication. Some meds may be helpful in combo. Good luck.

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Hutchinson, KS
A 23-year-old female asked:

Dose of Paxil (paroxetine) to treat social anxiety?

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Dr. Michael Blumenfield
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Yes: Paxil (paroxetine) can be a treatment for anxiety problems but it is not necessarily the treatment of choice. Social anxiety often has psychological factors which can be addressed with psychotherapy . This can can often be combined with various medications. There is not one fixed treatment plan that works for everyone.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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