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What can I do about my severe social anxiety?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Meds & therapy

Have a psychiatric evaluation likely will suggest medication & therapy.

In brief: Meds & therapy

Have a psychiatric evaluation likely will suggest medication & therapy.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Behavioral Path

Social phobia = intense fear of embarrassment + feeling judged by others.
Effective behavioral treatment involves facing these fears - even trying 2embarrass urself deliberately in front of others. U work ur way up 2more & more challenging situations. A clinical psychologist/anxiety expert can tailor a specific plan 4u based on ur history & needs. See http://1.Usa.Gov/10k & http://bit.Ly/16ctddm.

In brief: Behavioral Path

Social phobia = intense fear of embarrassment + feeling judged by others.
Effective behavioral treatment involves facing these fears - even trying 2embarrass urself deliberately in front of others. U work ur way up 2more & more challenging situations. A clinical psychologist/anxiety expert can tailor a specific plan 4u based on ur history & needs. See http://1.Usa.Gov/10k & http://bit.Ly/16ctddm.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Dr. Jerry Smith
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: CBT

Cognitive-behavioral therapy can help immensely with learning to manage anxiety.
Consult with a psychologist here on HealthTap or in your community to start the process of developing healthy coping strategies. Request an appointment with me if you would like.

In brief: CBT

Cognitive-behavioral therapy can help immensely with learning to manage anxiety.
Consult with a psychologist here on HealthTap or in your community to start the process of developing healthy coping strategies. Request an appointment with me if you would like.
Dr. Jerry Smith
Dr. Jerry Smith
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice

In brief: Mindfulness

Mindfulness.

In brief: Mindfulness

Mindfulness.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry

In brief: Social anxiety help

There are many ways to handle social anxiety.
Therapy (like cognitive behavioral therapy) and/or medications are the most common. Other techniques include guided imagery (like imagining yourself in a non-threatening or pleasant place), progressive relaxation (training your body's muscle to relax), and breathing techniques (concentrating on deep, slow easy breaths instead of the anxiety).

In brief: Social anxiety help

There are many ways to handle social anxiety.
Therapy (like cognitive behavioral therapy) and/or medications are the most common. Other techniques include guided imagery (like imagining yourself in a non-threatening or pleasant place), progressive relaxation (training your body's muscle to relax), and breathing techniques (concentrating on deep, slow easy breaths instead of the anxiety).
Dr. Eric Anderson
Dr. Eric Anderson
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