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What can be done for social anxiety?

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In brief: Wallflower

You can try cognitive behavioral therapy with a psychologist with or without medication such as an ssri like prozac, lexapro, etc.
Low dose benzodiazepine such as xanax (alprazolam) or Klonopin prior to a social event but do not mix with alchohol! the main thing is to try not to avoid social events and keep trying!

In brief: Wallflower

You can try cognitive behavioral therapy with a psychologist with or without medication such as an ssri like prozac, lexapro, etc.
Low dose benzodiazepine such as xanax (alprazolam) or Klonopin prior to a social event but do not mix with alchohol! the main thing is to try not to avoid social events and keep trying!
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
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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
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