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Im a 20 yrs old guy..my main prob is shyness i can't interact with peoples can't go to parties and can't enjoy mysself....is there any pills to cure this?

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Pills, NO/Skills, YE: Shyness is not same as social anxiety. But these self-help tools (incl. A video) for managing & even overcoming social anxiety may help: 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 on.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Cure?: I agree with Dr. Adelstein. Shyness and social anxiety disorders are not the same thing. You could be evaluated to determine if you have a social anxiety disorder. Regardless of whether medications were appropriate , I would recommend cognitive behavioral therapy. Drugs would not CURE shyness.

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