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How can I conquer social phobia at 30 yrs old already?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: You are young!!!
Get help. See a psychotherapist who works with social phobia and see a psychiatrist.
There are medicines that can help!

In brief: You are young!!!
Get help. See a psychotherapist who works with social phobia and see a psychiatrist.
There are medicines that can help!
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Psychodynamic tx
Find a psychodynamically oriented therapist to speak with about work anxiety.
Usually work anxiety is not just about being at a job. Other factors often contribute Then, if needed, go with a psychiatric referral from your GP. GP's can prescribe psychotropic meds for anxiety and depression, but they do not have the specialty training that psychiatrists do.

In brief: Psychodynamic tx
Find a psychodynamically oriented therapist to speak with about work anxiety.
Usually work anxiety is not just about being at a job. Other factors often contribute Then, if needed, go with a psychiatric referral from your GP. GP's can prescribe psychotropic meds for anxiety and depression, but they do not have the specialty training that psychiatrists do.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Exposure, Gradual
Most effective therapy =systematic desensitization.
Involves facing/exposing yourself 2 feared object/situation but gradually, in progressive steps- from a situation assoc w/ mild level of soc anxiety 4 u, up 2 one assoc w/ extreme level. At each step u experience fear but u "stay w/ it" until level drops/u feel relaxed. Work w/ behavioral/cognitive-behavioral specialist esp. Clinical psychologist

In brief: Exposure, Gradual
Most effective therapy =systematic desensitization.
Involves facing/exposing yourself 2 feared object/situation but gradually, in progressive steps- from a situation assoc w/ mild level of soc anxiety 4 u, up 2 one assoc w/ extreme level. At each step u experience fear but u "stay w/ it" until level drops/u feel relaxed. Work w/ behavioral/cognitive-behavioral specialist esp. Clinical psychologist
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Dr. Andrew Ho
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not too late at all
Another way to look at it is you still have so many good years ahead of you.
How can you not try to conquer it? Also, more and better treatments have been increasingly available. If you are suffering, now is a good time to see a psychiatrist. You may want to consider taking medication.

In brief: Not too late at all
Another way to look at it is you still have so many good years ahead of you.
How can you not try to conquer it? Also, more and better treatments have been increasingly available. If you are suffering, now is a good time to see a psychiatrist. You may want to consider taking medication.
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Social phobia
Behavior modification helps, such as exposure with response prevention, imagery, etc.
Need therapist to help.

In brief: Social phobia
Behavior modification helps, such as exposure with response prevention, imagery, etc.
Need therapist to help.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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