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social anxiety disorder? is this mental sick? when is the time to see doctor or therapist? what's gonna happen there? should i see primary doc first?

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Dr. Donald Gieck
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Social anxiety: A majority of people experience some anxiety or shyness in social situations. Anxiety becomes problematic when it interferes with one's ability to manage day to day life - work, family, things you believe are important. Anxiety is treatable and does not mean one is mentally sick - it is a physiological and and behavioral condition. Ok to see primary care to begin evaluation and discuss options.
Answered on Feb 5, 2017
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