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Contact Lenses And Social Phobia
Behavioral Options: Try CBT w/ Exposure. Social phobia = intense fear of embarrassment + feeling judged by others. Effective behavioral treatment involves facing these fears - even trying 2 embarrass urself deliberately in front of others. U work ur way up 2 more & more challenging situations. A clinical psychologist/anxiety expert can tailor a specific plan 4u. Info: anxietybc.org Watch "Afraid of People" on You ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
An irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a strong desire to avoid it. Such fears can be considered anxiety disorders or symptoms characterized by unnecessary avoidance of a situation out of fear. Avoidance is the hallmark of a phobia. And, avoidance serves as a sort of ...Read more
Excellent treatments: There are excellent treatments available depending on severit. Simple social phobia or stage fright or performance anxiety can be treated with cig tube behavior therapy (cbt) involving imagery and extinction or repeated practice. Low dose benzodiazepines or Propranolol is helpfull. Generalized social phobia is better treated with ssri medications with cbt. Visit www.Nimh.Nih.Gov for further info. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Excessive anxiety: Social phobia is a strong fear of being judged by others and of being embarrassed. This fear can be so strong that it gets in the way of going to work or school or doing other everyday things. Most people with social phobia know they shouldn't experience so much anxiety, but they can't control it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there anyway to rid social phobia? I'm tired of feeling this way :( why do i have to be scared to be who I am
Neurodevelopmental: factors, even with changes on MRI in certain areas of the brain & environmental factors both contribute to Social Anxiety Disorder. Seek assessment & management by a psychiatrist & a psychologist, as both pharmacological agents & Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy are very helpful. ...Read more
Help me please! am very low, defeated by bpd and social phobia sx's. Want to give up on life? There's nowhere left to turn. Therpsts, docs have tried.
Don't give up !: Many people who have the issues which you describe have tried to get help more a few times before they connect and and are able to be supported and feel better. So there is no reason to give up. Speak with your medical doctor or surgeon and ask for a referral. If you feel like giving up now you can go to an er or call 911 so you can be safe while you are being evaluated for psychological help. ...Read more
Advice on how to overcome social phobia w/o meds? Minor CP causes tensing/stiffness when feel i'm being 'watched.' can't get comfy with it. What to do?
See dr./therapist: A psychiatrist and or therapist can help you. Let them know you would like to try and treat your issues without medications. Certain therapy such as behavioral modification, relaxation techniques, yoga, etc. To name a few, can help greatly. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Social phobia is a strong fear of being judged by others and of being embarrassed. This fear can be so strong that it gets in the way of going to work or school or doing other everyday things. Most people with social phobia know they shouldn't experience so much anxiety, but ...Read more