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I've had social anxiety for years! i'm only 24 but i've tried every ssri/snri+mirtazapine under the sun. Does this mean un-treatable? Tried therapy 2

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Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Not un-treatable

Now you've learned that medication is not the solution-- that's important to know.
But psychotherapy is not a standardized procedure. There are many forms of therapy and therapists, and finding the right "fit" is crucial see a psychologist (a phd), see him/her regularly (at least weekly), and keep at it until you find help your problems are treatable- -with the right psychologist.

In brief: Not un-treatable

Now you've learned that medication is not the solution-- that's important to know.
But psychotherapy is not a standardized procedure. There are many forms of therapy and therapists, and finding the right "fit" is crucial see a psychologist (a phd), see him/her regularly (at least weekly), and keep at it until you find help your problems are treatable- -with the right psychologist.
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Anxiety

Anxiety and Phobias are not necessarily helped by antidepressant medication.
There are psychotherapeutic approaches that can help you. It is good to find a Clinical Psychologist that has had success in helping people overcome their phobias. There are also medications that can help calm you if you have a panic attack.

In brief: Anxiety

Anxiety and Phobias are not necessarily helped by antidepressant medication.
There are psychotherapeutic approaches that can help you. It is good to find a Clinical Psychologist that has had success in helping people overcome their phobias. There are also medications that can help calm you if you have a panic attack.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Dr. Judith Tellerman
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