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How to overcome social anxiety ?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered

Specializes in Pathology

Get a good guide -- whether it's "cognative-behavioral therapy" or a wise pastor willing to work with you. Be ready to hear things about yourself that you do not want to hear, so you can learn new behavior patterns that will produce social success. Dale carnegie's books are still great. To be brave, act brave. "social phobia" is very treatable if your tough enough -- i was. Good luck.

Answered Oct 3, 2016

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Dr. Asa Marokus answered

Specializes in Child Psychiatry

Erp (exposure response prevention) is the preferred psychotherapy for social anxiety. It is based on cbt and helps you develop relaxation skills to face your fears in a gradual way. Medication can also be helpful, mainly ssris or tricyclic antidepressants in addition to shorter acting benzodiazepines in the short term if absolutely necessary.

Answered Sep 28, 2016

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Dr. Ana Adelstein answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

See this page of Anxiety Disorders Assn of BC which contains educational & self-help tools (incl. a video) 4 managing & even overcoming social anx: http://ow.ly/EXyqE Effective treatment 4 social anx will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones u fear only a little 2 others u fear a lot. A CBT expert coach can be big help! WATCH: http://youtu.be/gmEJEfy5f50

Answered Apr 1, 2016

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Dr. Jerry Smith answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Cognitive-behavioral therapy can help immensely with learning to manage anxiety. Consult with a psychologist here on HealthTap or in your community to start the process of developing healthy coping strategies.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Therapy could be very helpful in dealing with social anxiety. Take care.

Answered Sep 16, 2015

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Dr. Ana Adelstein answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

See this page of Anxiety Disorders Assn of BC which contains educational & self-help tools (incl. a video) for managing & even overcoming social anxiety: http://ow.ly/EXyqE 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!

Answered Jul 24, 2016

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Dr. Ana Adelstein answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

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!

Answered Apr 3, 2016

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