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Can kalms help with social anxiety?

Can kalms help with social anxiety?

Kalms: There are several kalms products, and i don't know which one you're considering. The "stress" formula contains hops (humulus lupus), valerian, and gentiana lutea. The first 2 are sedating herbs. No studies have been done on this product or its components with social anxiety -- so we don't know whether it helps with that condition. ...Read more

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Social Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

An anxiety disorder in which a person is preoccupied and self conscious of his or her behaviour in public and during social interactions. He or she often feels the center of judgement and that he or she is not fit enough, so quite often avoids parites, meetings, eating in public, or even asking questions all because of fear of being judged negatively. Treatment includes both medications and CBT, ...Read more


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Can neurofeedback (biofeedback) help with social anxiety disorder?

Can neurofeedback (biofeedback) help with social anxiety disorder?

Some: Biofeedback will help you to manage and control anxiety symptoms, but to help social anxiety you will need to also get graduated exposure (doing things that seems scary, but starting with easy things and working up the list until you master them). ...Read more

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Can reading help reduce social anxiety?

Can reading help reduce social anxiety?

Avoiding Engagement?: Do you mean reading to yourself while in uncomfortable social situations? This would seem like a way of avoiding interacting w/ others in that situation - and avoidance is the hallmark of social anxiety. (People avoid interacting so they don't risk embarrassing themselves - saying/doing something that others might judge them negatively about.) Gr8 documentary on social anxiety: http://ow.ly/F3fzQ ...Read more

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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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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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Can social workers help ease my anxiety?

Can social workers help ease my anxiety?

Possibly: If social worker has been trained in management of anxiety, stress-management/ relaxation, then s/he can help you with your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can propranolol help my social anxiety?

Propranolol: Propranolol can ameliorate the catecholamine related symptoms caused by anxiety. We use it to help performers who are anxious about going on and others who get anxious in front of groups. ...Read more

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Can you overcome social withdrawal online?

Can you overcome social withdrawal online?

No.: You may learn things that can help you if you apply them in the real world and not just the virtual world. ...Read more

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Online resources for anxiety?

Online resources for anxiety?

Anxiety relief: I'm assuming you want online resources for anxiety relief, since there are countless online sites that can make anxiety worse. :-) here's a site that has some practical suggestions: http://www.Helpguide.Org/mental/anxiety_self_help.Htm at the bottom there are some helpful additional links also -- including mindfulness meditation. Also, many people enjoy heartmath: http://www.Heartmath.Com/. ...Read more

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How do xanax help in social anxiety?

How do xanax help in social anxiety?

Social Anxiety: is treatable by a mental health professional and can resolve. It is likely to continue w/out treatment or lifestyle changes. Social anxiety is often linked to a fear of being embarrassed in public. Surrender to that possibility which exists for us all and things can improve. Clinical hypnosis can help. (See www.asch.net) Medication helps to calm people. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How to help with social anxiety without prescriptions?

How to help with social anxiety without prescriptions?

Exposure: Exposure therapy, dale carnigie courses, cognitive therapy. ...Read more

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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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Can bioidentical hormones help with social anxiety?

Can bioidentical hormones help with social anxiety?

Not enough evidence: Hormone therapies for behavioral and mental health conditions are not studied well enough to try. Stick to more tested treatments like CBT or antianxiety medication. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions with solving depression ( and social anxiety)?

Can you give me suggestions with solving depression ( and social anxiety)?

Seek the problem.: Anxiety and depression are closely related and may be caused by a variety of things. Is there a history of these issues in your family? It might be genetic. Is it something to do with your life situation? If so you may need to change things so you are not constantly stressed. Exercise has been found to be very helpful with depression. Also talk with someone, a friend or therapist if needed. ...Read more

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Do antidepressants actually help will social anxiety?

Do antidepressants actually help will social anxiety?

Yes They Can: Social anxiety aka social phobia is a persistant and irrational fear of situations that might involve scrutiny or judgment by others, such as parties or other social events. Ssris such as paxil, (paroxetine) prozac, and zoloft are generally first choice medications. Mirtazepine has proven effective as well as maois. Benzodiazepines are commonly used but have a risk of addiction. Psychotherapy can also help. ...Read more

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Could fluoxetine work for social anxiety?

Could fluoxetine work for social anxiety?

Helpful: Various SSRIs can help with depression and anxiety, although it best to also see a therapist with expertise in treating social anxiety. ...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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How to defeat depression and social anxiety?

How to defeat depression and social anxiety?

Your Dr can assess: for mood disorder & causative underlying medical conditions. Talking therapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is allows for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try acupuncture, tai chi ...Read more

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Bf's online current events/political social media addiction causes intolerable financial&emotional anxiety.NOTHING I try helps@all.Should we separate?

No one can tell you: Clearly you are not content and feel unable to find a solution for changing him. I think it would be a mistake to trust any 'yes/no' answer to your '?'. It might be the way this will go, but there may be other options too. Try to find a therapist to help you think t through and perhaps provide or refer for couples Tx. Be patient as you seek a solution - it will help. ...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