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I have social anxiety disorder and selective mutism, so should I go on medication for it?

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David Escobar
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In brief: Seek Help

It is important to make sure you are involed with therapy to help provide support in coping with anxiety.
In addition you need to strongly consider medication treatment if you are not already taking medication. Some of the antidepressants have been shown to be helpful for social anxiety. It is likely that your selective mutism is connected to anxiety, and medication may help for that as well.

In brief: Seek Help

It is important to make sure you are involed with therapy to help provide support in coping with anxiety.
In addition you need to strongly consider medication treatment if you are not already taking medication. Some of the antidepressants have been shown to be helpful for social anxiety. It is likely that your selective mutism is connected to anxiety, and medication may help for that as well.
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