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What is the best career for a person with social anxiety problems?

What is the best career for a person with social anxiety problems?

Tx before decision: Rather than let your anxiety dictate your career, you may want to find a psychologist who specializes in structured cognitive behavioral therapy so you can learn to understand and control you anxiety instead of letting it control you. It may be easier to pick a career that avoids social contact but it may be more rewarding in the long run to learn skills to become anxiety free. ...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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What is the best medicine for social anxiety?

What is the best medicine for social anxiety?

Meds can help BUT...: ... How about behavioral options? Anxiety disorders assn of bc has educational & self-help tools (incl. A video) for managing & even overcoming social anxiety: http://bit.Ly/yudsfl effective treatment for social anxiety will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little to others you fear a lot. A cbt & anxiety expert can be big help! ...Read more

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What is the the best way to treat the underlining cause of social anxiety?

What is the the best way to treat the underlining cause of social anxiety?

CBT: I believe that cognitive behavioral therapy is an excellent approach. It gets to the underlying thought processes that trigger that anxious/emotional reaction. By addressing at this level, you can impact anxiety before actually becoming anxious. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best way to overcome social anxiety?

Help please? What is the best way to overcome social anxiety?

Info and support: Become your own expert: about social anxiety and specifically about your own symptoms. Here is a source of information...But there are many more: http://socialanxietydisorder.About.Com medications and therapy can help. There are 3 fda approved medications for the treatment of social anxiety disorder (paxil, zoloft (sertraline) and effexor). Consult with your doctor. Find a therapist. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the best way to overcome social anxiety?

Meds can help. But..: ...There are effective behavioral options! anxiety disorders assn of bc has educational & self-help tools (incl. A video) for managing & even overcoming social anxiety: http://bit.Ly/yudsfl effective treatment for social anxiety will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little to others you fear a lot. A cbt & anxiety expert can be big help! ...Read more

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What medication do you think is the best for social anxiety disorder?

What medication do you think is the best for social anxiety disorder?

Behavioral Options?: See this page anxiety disorders assn of bc which contains educational & self-help tools (incl. A video) for managing & even overcoming social anxiety: http://www.Anxietybc.Com/resources/social.Php effective treatment for social anxiety will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little to others you fear a lot. A cbt expert coach can be big help! ...Read more

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What's the best way to deal with and get rid of social anxiety ?

What's the best way to deal with and get rid of social anxiety ?

Behavioral Options: See this page anxiety disorders assn of bc which contains educational ; self-help tools (incl. A video) for managing ; even overcoming social anxiety: http://www.Anxietybc.Com/resources/social.Php effective treatment for social anxiety will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little to others you fear a lot. A cbt expert coach can be big help! ...Read more

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How do I find what's the best benzodiazepine for severe social anxiety?

Benzodiazapines: May not be required for treatment of social anxiety disorder. Would recommend use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors before consideration of a benzo. But, most importantly is use of therapy to deal with the underlying issue. Cognitive behavioral therapy would be an excellent choice. ...Read more

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What is the best medication and dosage for alleviating anxiety (general and social anxiety) and OCD at the same time?

What is the best medication and dosage for alleviating anxiety (general and social anxiety) and OCD at the same time?

Prozac or paxil (paroxetine): Start with prozac. It is known to be beneficial for the individuals suffering from ocd. Most probably that general anxiety is part of ocd. If Prozac is not effective wellbutrin (bupropion) may be tried for ocd. Paxil is known to reduce social anxiety. In ocd and social anxiety, you will get better results when the medicine is combined with cognitive behavior therapy. ...Read more

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I suffer from panic attacks brought on by social anxiety. What is the best way to this?

Combo: The most effective treatment for panic attacks (usually triggered by the anticipation of an attack) is a combination of behavioral therapy plus medication. The behavioral approach may be tried by itself first and the medication added--but the details of the best approach for you can only be determined by a careful evaluation. Ask your md for a referral to a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for gad, social anxiety, and free-floating anxiety?

Cognitive Therapy: Help identify u thoughts and how it affect u feeling , help u identify u negative thoughts and how to change it. ...Read more

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What is the best ssri antidepressant for social anxiety? I know that people react diffrently to.medications but im not sure what is best for.me

What is the best ssri antidepressant for social anxiety? I know that people react diffrently to.medications but im not sure what is best for.me

Equal: On face value most SSRIs are equivalent to each other. Specific recommendations depend on other medicines you take, your reaction, any side effects you might have and your genetic drug metabolizing enzymes. Fluoxetine also known as Prozac (fluoxetine) was the first SSRI and has a long half life so can be taken once per week but otherwise all at pretty similar. ...Read more

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As a skilled and knowledgable doctor, what in your opinion is the best medication for treating social anxiety? I'm 19. Had sad ever since childhood

Behavior modificati.: Your will be exposed to social pressures all you life. The best approach is to work with psichologist who will train you to manage or eliminate your fears. Medication is a supplement, which can be used, but long term is less favorable pass. ...Read more

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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