A 38-year-old member asked:
How can therapy help a social phobia/anxiety?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
Therapy for anxiety: Teaches you skills in relaxation & how to modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that trigger the anxiety. Learning to calm your body & your mind is the key. Anxiety is a learned response. You retrain your mind & body to react differently. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker & more effective.
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Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
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North Arlington, NJ
A 17-year-old male asked:
Need help with Social Phobia?
4 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 29 years experience
You need an eval: You need to develop a relationship with a trusted medical provider who you can share your thoughts/emotions with freely. They should make you feel comfortable while they help sort out causes and possible treatments for social problems like phobias. Part of the eval should include looking for other conditions both medical (like thyroid disease) as well as psychiatric (depression, anxiety).
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Last updated Nov 27, 2017
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