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How to force yourself to get out after years of social withdrawal?
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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
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In brief: Force = Old School
Before we had effective treatment for psychiatric illness, we often felt if we could force ourselves to do something, we would be successful.
That also meant that if you were unsuccessful, you didn't force your self enough. For social anxiety or social phobia we have medications and psychotherapy available. Get a referral to a psychiatrist or psychologist to learn new school methods of treatment.

In brief: Force = Old School
Before we had effective treatment for psychiatric illness, we often felt if we could force ourselves to do something, we would be successful.
That also meant that if you were unsuccessful, you didn't force your self enough. For social anxiety or social phobia we have medications and psychotherapy available. Get a referral to a psychiatrist or psychologist to learn new school methods of treatment.
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