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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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Can shark cartilage provide relief from social anxiety disorder, panic attacks, depression?

Can shark cartilage provide relief from social anxiety disorder, panic attacks, depression?

Sorry - but there is: No evidence to suggest that this is the case. Shark cartilage can endanger health as it usually contains high levels of mercury and other dangerous chemicals. ...Read more

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I've had social anxiety for years! i'm only 24 but i've tried every ssri/snri+mirtazapine under the sun. Does this mean un-treatable? Tried therapy 2

I've had social anxiety for years! i'm only 24 but i've tried every ssri/snri+mirtazapine under the sun. Does this mean un-treatable? Tried therapy 2

Not un-treatable: Now you've learned that medication is not the solution-- that's important to know. But psychotherapy is not a standardized procedure. There are many forms of therapy and therapists, and finding the right "fit" is crucial see a psychologist (a phd), see him/her regularly (at least weekly), and keep at it until you find help your problems are treatable- -with the right psychologist. ...Read more

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I need a doctor in south florida to help treat social anxiety. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.?

I need a doctor in south florida to help treat social anxiety.  Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.?

Psychologist: The florida psychological association has a "find a psychologist" search engine that allows you to seek out some options: https://m360.Flapsych.Com/frontend/search.Aspx?Cs=165 your primary care physician may also know some good resources, including psychiatrists also. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you treat social anxiety disorder?

How do you treat social anxiety disorder?

CBT : Cognitive behavior therapy (cbt) can help people who avoid social situations. Contact a cbt therapist who specializes in social anxiety issues. He or she will work with you on addressing the unhealthy thoughts linked to social avoidance or unhealthy behaviors in uncomfortable social situations. ...Read more

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How do I treat my social anxiety disorder?

How do I treat my social anxiety disorder?

Talk to: A psychologist or counselor who treats anxiety. The most effective treatments are relaxation training (sometimes with the aid of biofeedback) plus cognitive therapy that includes gradual exposure to anxiety-producing situations in imagination and real life. Therapy is sometimes augmented with medication and is quite successful. ...Read more

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Which drugs are used to treat social anxiety disorder?

See the list below: Primary medications used for the treatment of social anxiety disorder include paxil, (paroxetine) venlafaxine, clonopin, MAO inhibitors, Prozac has been used as well, and zoloft is also used frequently. I have found Lexapro be useful as well although it is not fda approved for this purpose. ...Read more

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Have you used st. John's wort to treat social anxiety disorder?

Have you used st. John's wort to treat social anxiety disorder?

Yes: St johns wort has benefits similar to prescription ssris. The thing to keep in mind is: 1. Best outcomes are when therapy accompanies medication, 2. With herbal meds you get varied results - different brands, potency, consistency, crops, lots. The potency of stjw in general, is also less. I recommend you discuss this with your physician to help monitor progress and check interractions. ...Read more

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Can st. John's wort be used to treat your social anxiety disorder?

Can st. John's wort be used to treat your social anxiety disorder?

Not really : A recent study from st louis demonstrated no benefit from st john's wort in treating anxiety or depression. Some researchers reported increased anxiety with st john's wort. You shouldn't take any medication, whether obtained at a health food store or from a "naturalist" without your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...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