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How do you stop feeling anxiety in social situations?

How do you stop feeling anxiety in social situations?

Behavioral Options: See this page anxiety disorders assn of bc which contains educational & self-help tools (incl. A video) for managing, even overcoming anxiety in social situations : http://www.Anxietybc.Com/resources/social.Php effective treatment will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little 2 others you fear a lot. A cbt expert coach can be a big help! ...Read more

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Social Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

Like all anxiety disorders, it is biologically based. The person is preoccupied & is self conscious of his behaviour in public & during social interaction, feels the center of judgement and he is not fit enough, so quite often they avoid parites, meetings , eating in public or even asking questions all because of fear of being judged negatively. Treatment is both meds & cbt ...Read more


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How do you treat fear and anxiety in social situations?

How do you treat fear and anxiety in social situations?

Get expert help: There are many worthwhile meds that can facilitate improved social interaction w/ less anxiety. It takes more than meds though- you need a plan, you prob need expert counsel, & most especially u need lots of opportunity to "practice" being social. Do things with a social context- regularly! and, it may require >1med; getting the right med doses & multi-drug regimen is crucial & expert md is needed. ...Read more

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Do you avoid social situations because of your anxiety disorder?

Do you avoid social situations because of your anxiety disorder?

Yes: All types of anxiety disorders can cause a person to want to avoid social situations. This avoidance occurs because the anxiety is so strong that a person "can't stand" the idea of feeling uncomfortable or anxious, so he avoids it. Unfortunately, this avoidance becomes costly over time. But with proper treatment from a behavior therapist, avoidance can be overcome and anxiety will decrease. ...Read more

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How do you stop feeling anxiety in social situations?

Behavioral Options: See this page anxiety disorders assn of bc which contains educational & self-help tools (incl. A video) for managing, even overcoming anxiety in social situations : http://www.Anxietybc.Com/resources/social.Php effective treatment will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little 2 others you fear a lot. A cbt expert coach can be a big help! ...Read more

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Everyone thinks I want to be alone, but really I have anxiety in social situations. Options?

Everyone thinks I want to be alone, but really I have anxiety in social situations. Options?

Social anxiety: Can definitely be treated, with various kinds of talk therapy/training, medication, or a combination of both. Start by talking with your primary care physician, or seek out a therapist with whom you feel comfortable. ...Read more

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I think everyone thinks I want to be a loner, but all my life i've have anxiety in social situations?

See Below: I would suggest exploring your anxiety in social situation with a therapist who is trained in cognitive-behavioral techniques. You also might want to practice your exposure starting from least anxiety provoking situations to the most (you might want to rank what social situations are least and most anxiety provoking). Good luck! ...Read more

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How do you treat fear and anxiety in social situations?

Get expert help: There are many worthwhile meds that can facilitate improved social interaction w/ less anxiety. It takes more than meds though- you need a plan, you prob need expert counsel, & most especially u need lots of opportunity to "practice" being social. Do things with a social context- regularly! and, it may require >1med; getting the right med doses & multi-drug regimen is crucial & expert md is needed. ...Read more

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What medication would help most with anxiety in social situations along with major depression?

What medication would help most with anxiety in social situations along with major depression?

Prozac (fluoxetine): While there are many options available, prozac (fluoxetine) has a long track record in adolescents and young adults for safety and effectiveness. ...Read more

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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more