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Doctor insights on: Overcoming Social Anxiety And Shyness By Gillian Butler

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Will escitalopram help social anxiety ocd and HIV phobia??

Will escitalopram help social anxiety ocd and HIV phobia??

Escitalopram: Escitalopram is an oral drug that is used for treating depression and generalized anxiety disorder. It may be helpful to you if combined with intensive care from a mental health care professional, but may not be fully effective if taken just as a substitute for complete care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Ned Kalin
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Shyness (Definition)

People range in how they interact with others from very introverted or shy to very outgoing. Those that are shy tend to want to be by themselves, a introspective and thoughtful, anxious in their interactions with others and may prefer solitary activities rather than social ones. These are style differences and fall in the range of "normal." Some people are shy sometimes ...Read more


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Is online CBT effective with social anxiety and ocd?

Is online CBT effective with social anxiety and ocd?

Social Anxiety, OCD: Social Anxiety and OCD can affect our social relationships and enjoyment. With strong desire to change, Online Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) can help to solve current problems, and change unhelpful thinking and behavior. If problems are deep-rooted, severe, disabling and chronic, see Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication. ...Read more

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Good day. I am male, 26 years old.My problems are irritability, low self-confidence, depression, apathy, shyness or social phobia, social anxiety.

Good day. I am male, 26 years old.My problems are irritability, low self-confidence, depression, apathy, shyness or  social phobia, social anxiety.

Need evaluation: Your symptoms are a mix predominantly of depression and anxiety. You need a competent mental health evaluation including a thorough history to help clarify what underlies your symptoms. Consult a mental health professional. ...Read more

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What sssri for social phobia and agoraphobia?

What sssri for social phobia  and agoraphobia?

Meds: Anxiety meds are anxiety meds. It doesn't really matter what type of anxiety we are talking about be at social or any other type. There is no one single medication that is best for anxiety. Finding the medication that's right for the patient is often a Time consuming matter of trial and error. This means finding the right medicationfor the right patient, taken in the right dosage. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is social anxiety disorder classed as a mental health disability?

Please help docs! is social anxiety disorder classed as a mental health disability?

Social anxiety : Social anxiety is common and does not have to be a diagnosable disorder. However, if social anxiety symptoms become so intrusive that they impair one's life than it could reach the level of being a diagnosable disorder. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT) can be helpful. If therapy does not work alone the symptoms can be relieved by adding appropriate medications. Seek the advice of a therapist. ...Read more

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How to overcome the frozen smile symptom of social anxiety disorder?

How to overcome the frozen smile symptom of social anxiety disorder?

The answer is not. : about the smile. Its about the dynamic of underlying tension fearing disapproval and not feeling able control it. you have to understand how anxiety works before you can modify its symptoms. Here's a reference to start: http//:www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more

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4yrs anxiety.Gp suspects ocd&bipolar.Returning to therapy w/a new psychologist.Very anxious about dealing with these issues&seeing someone new? Help?

4yrs anxiety.Gp suspects ocd&bipolar.Returning to therapy w/a new psychologist.Very anxious about dealing with these issues&seeing someone new? Help?

New start: I agree with dr. Cohen, it is very important that you get on the right medication if you have ocd and bipolar. It is normal to be anxious about starting with someone new, especially if you have tried with someone who missed your diagnosis in the past. If you do get on the right medication you have a much better chance of dealing with these issues and having a better life. Good luck. ...Read more

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Might somebody have aspergers and social anxiety disorder?

Might somebody have aspergers and social anxiety disorder?

Yes : These are two distinct disorders that could co-occur. The issue is differentiating that the symptoms encompassed by social anxiety disorder are exclusive from aspergers. Since social anxiety involves a marked and persistent fear of one or more social or performance situations where scrutiny is possible (and anxiety about these events)this can be distinct from symptoms characteristic of aspergers. ...Read more

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Can an agoraphobic hypochondriac with GAD, OCD, panic disorder, and social anxiety ever hope to live a normal life with marked reduction of symptoms?

Can an agoraphobic hypochondriac with GAD, OCD, panic disorder, and social anxiety ever hope to live a normal life with marked reduction of symptoms?

Hope: The different diagnoses that you listed could easily be summarized as someone dealing with severe anxiety issues. There is always hope to have reduction in the symptoms of anxiety and to live a happier life. My suggestion to you would be to seek wise counseling and to work closely together with a psychiatrist or other mental health professional to find the right treatment regimen for you. It is very common for people who struggle with anxiety to feel hopeless about their future. ...Read more

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Can a psychiatrist deal with social anxiety ?

Can a psychiatrist deal with social anxiety ?

Yes: Psychiatrists provide evaluation and treatment of anxiety disorders including social anxiety. Treatment will likely include use of medication. ...Read more

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How can one cope with extreme social anxiety disorder?

Treatment: Psychotherapy can be very effective in overcoming the symptoms of social anxiety. Medication should be considered in more severe cases. ...Read more

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Whats the diffrence from being introverted and having social anxiety and ant-social disorder? I'm introvtd & hve some soc. anxiety but can function.

Discrimination: You are probably the best judge of how you feel about this. If you honestly feel better alone or w/ very limited interactions, that can be fine. Even having anxiety if you are forced into a social situation can be okay if you know how to manage your life to minimize it and recover well. Anti-social = bad behavior (often illegal) that shows no concern for others' well-being. Probably not you. ...Read more

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How could persons with asperger's have good verbal skills, and yet poor social skills?

How could persons with asperger's have good verbal skills, and yet poor social skills?

Our brain receives: And processes information through various parts of the brain, e.g., the speech center is in the left hemisphere and emotionality is in an area known as the libmic system. Verbal skills are highly developed in one part and recognition of nonverbal cues from face, tone of voice, etc. Are not as well developed, thus creating some social issues. Strengths and weakness vary for everyone. ...Read more

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Facial sweating social phobia panic attacks what's a good medication treatment? No ssri due to sexual problems w them.

Facial sweating social phobia panic attacks what's a good medication treatment? No ssri due to sexual problems w them.

CBT therapy: Especially if it is relatively isolated to situations like this that, while errorenous, make some sense, therapy where you can learn skills to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety is what I'd urge. Medications do work for symptom relief in some but they don't change the fact that you have problems living your life. It's a great value! Learn to live better. ...Read more

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Brintellix can work for panic social anxiety in general anxiety?

Quite possibly: Brintellix (Vortioxetine) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor with an FDA indication for Major Depressive Disorder. It could be tried off- label for anxiety disorders. I have not personally prescribed this medication. ...Read more

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Does psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapy work for children with social anxiety disorder?

Does psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapy work for children with social anxiety disorder?

It can...: Depending on the child that you are treating. No child is the same and should not be treated that way. With social anxiety disorder, it may be useful to take an eclectic approach using play therapy, social skills training, and relaxation training in working with this diagnosis that requires skill building. ...Read more

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There is dfrence between intideeprassnt indicate for social anxiety Or general anxiety? and can the one Writing social anxiety Work for GAD like zolft

Social v general anx: Oftentimes, the same medication may be used to treat your social anxiety that is already being used to treat general anxiety, tho some dose adjustments may be required. Of course, the best medication plan is the one that you & your doc discuss & find would have the greatest benefit/risk profile and the fewest side effects. Very best of luck! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Social Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

An anxiety disorder in which a person is preoccupied and self conscious of his or her behavior in public ...Read more