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Need help with Social Phobia?

Need help with 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 more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Phobia (Definition)

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


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What can I do for my social phobia?

What can I do for my social phobia?

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 more

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Sir i have social phobia problem what should i do?

Sir i have social phobia problem what should i do?

Therapy: RET or CBT psychotherapy are quite beneficial and your family physician should be advised and he/she can also prescribe medication. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: social phobia?

What is the definition or description of: social phobia?

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 more

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What i can do to get rid of my social phobia?

What i can do to get rid of my social phobia?

Zoloft (sertraline) or SSRI: or other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are generally psychiatrists' first choice prescription drugs for Social Anxiety Disorder. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat social phobia/social anxiety?

What can I do to treat social phobia/social anxiety?

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 more

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How do I know if I have social phobia or anxiety disorder?

How do I know if I have social phobia or anxiety disorder?

See a Professional: Instead of self-diagnosing, it generally is best to go see a professional. Psychologists and psychiatrists are trained to diagnose and treat social phobia and anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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 more

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Hi, I am now using losiram for a month for social phobia and I am not seeing any emprovement. I want to now if Paxil (paroxetine) works better? Thank you

Hi, I am now using losiram for a month for social phobia and I am not seeing any emprovement.  I want to now if Paxil (paroxetine) works better? Thank you

What dose?: Before you stop what you are on now, your doctor should be considering whether you are on an appropriate (therapeutic) dose and whether you have been on that dose long enough to have been able to give it a fair trial. All the ssri's have the potential to help with social anxiety; a given individual may do better with one than another. Paxil (paroxetine) may work better, but then again so might zoloft. ...Read more

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Do I have social phobia?

Beyond shyness: Some have unwarranted fears when dealing with or talking with others. The fear is of ridicule, humiliation, and consequent embarrassment. Attempts are often made to avoid interactions - for example offering excuses to get out of socialization (seldom if ever open about the real reasons). Loneliness, inordinate social discomfort, poor self-image, and often addiction can be co-existent. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i could cure my social phobia?

Can you tell me how i could cure my social phobia?

CBT for some works: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. ...Read more

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What jobs do people with social phobia do? Are thye developers?

All kinds of jobs: People with social phobias do all types of jobs. Sometimes their work is difficult for them because of the phobia and other times they overcome the fear. I am sure that there are developers who suffer from social phobia. ...Read more

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What's the best way to deal with social phobia & public speaking?

What's the best way to deal with social phobia & public speaking?

Face your fear: Learn skills to manage the physical discomfort you get when thinking about speaking or being in social situations. Work with a therapist to build these skills. Learn skills to speak in public, practice often, practice in front of a video camera and watch it to learn how to improve your presence. Join toastmasters to help with this. Speak in front of a trusted friend or two who will be supportive. ...Read more

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How can I overcome social phobia? It's affecting my life so much.

How can I overcome social phobia? It's affecting my life so much.

Social Phobia: Social phobia is a treatable situation. Many people do very well w/help from a clinical psychologist who not only does talk therapy but who teaches the person skills to deal w/anxiety, e.g., meditation, breathing techniques, self-hypnosis and the like. Your biochemistry may make you a strong responder to life. W/different thought patterns the same physical response can move from fear to wonder. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if social phobia/anxiety is a lifetime illness?

Can someone tell me if social phobia/anxiety is a lifetime illness?

Doesn't have to be: Cognitive-behavioral therapy can work to alleviate the causes of your anxiety. If you also have panic attacks, a good book to read is "when panic attacks" by david burns md. ...Read more

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Can social phobia be cured by psychotherapy? Is it really effective?

Can social phobia be cured by psychotherapy? Is it really effective?

Very Effective: Try CBT with Exposure. Social phobia = intense fear of embarrassment + feeling judged by others. Effective behavioral treatment involves facing these fears - even trying 2embarrass urself deliberately in front of others. U work ur way up 2more & more challenging situations. A clinical psychologist/anxiety expert can tailor a specific plan 4u. Info: anxietybc.org Watch "Afraid of People" on YouTube ...Read more

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Are there actually jobs made for people who are anti social and have social phobia?

Social phobia, work: Antisocial and social phobia (social anxiety) could be two different things. If someone is suffering from debilitating psychological/emotional problems, he or she can go to their state division of rehabilitation services. These agencies are mandated to help diagnose problems, and if a person is a candidate for services, to do or find job training that helps someone be able to find a job. ...Read more

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Could you tell me ways to treat severe social phobia anxiety for my family christmas party?

Could you tell me ways to treat severe social phobia anxiety for my family christmas party?

Behavioral Path: Social phobia = intense fear of embarrassment + feeling judged by others. Effective behavioral treatment involves facing these fears - even trying 2embarrass urself deliberately in front of others. U work ur way up 2more & more challenging situations. A clinical psychologist/anxiety expert can tailor a specific plan 4u based on ur history & needs. See http://1.Usa.Gov/10k & http://bit.Ly/16ctddm. ...Read more

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What to do if i think i may have some kind of social phobia or personality disorder. How do I get help?

What to do if i think i may have some kind of social phobia or personality disorder. How do I get help?

Recognize it: Reference site: http://depression.About.Com/library/quizzes/bpdquiz/blbpdscreenquiz.Htm reference site: http://www.Medicinenet.Com/antisocial_personality_disorder/article.Htm ask you physicial for a reference of who to consult with. ...Read more

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Are general doctors crowded in the mornings around 7-9 am? Just wondering because I have to go myself and I have social phobia

Are general doctors crowded in the mornings around 7-9 am? Just wondering because I have to go myself and I have social phobia

busy drs: Unfortunately in todays healthcare system most drs are generally busy all day long. It would be helpful for you to call the receptionist and let them know you would like an appt toward the end of the day or during their least busy times. Most offices will work with you. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine I can buy that Will help with anxietys/social phobia? I'm in the UK.anything that I can buy that isn't prescribed?

Anxiety: There really is no such thing as a "best" med for anything. There's only that particular medication that you just so happen to respond well to, and in the correct dosage. I would also suggest finding a reputable psychotherapist who specializes in anxiety disorders and social phobia. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Social Phobia (Definition)

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