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How can I address and take action on my social anxiety?

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Why Not Start Now?

This pg from anxiety disorders assn of bc contains educational & self-help tools (incl.
A video) for managing, even overcoming anxiety in social situations : http://bit.Ly/16k19on effective treatment will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones u fear only a little 2 others u fear a lot. Try coming up w a plan u can implement now. A cbt expert coach can be a big help!

In brief: Why Not Start Now?

This pg from anxiety disorders assn of bc contains educational & self-help tools (incl.
A video) for managing, even overcoming anxiety in social situations : http://bit.Ly/16k19on effective treatment will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones u fear only a little 2 others u fear a lot. Try coming up w a plan u can implement now. A cbt expert coach can be a big help!
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Dr. Justin ORourke
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: CBT

Cognitive behavioral psychotherapy (cbt) is particularly effective for addressing social anxiety.
The research shows that improvements gained from cbt tend to last longer than what can be gained from medication alone. Consult with a psychologist and discuss the best course of action for you. They may recommend adjunctive treatment with medications, in which case visiting with a psychiatrist would be helpful.

In brief: CBT

Cognitive behavioral psychotherapy (cbt) is particularly effective for addressing social anxiety.
The research shows that improvements gained from cbt tend to last longer than what can be gained from medication alone. Consult with a psychologist and discuss the best course of action for you. They may recommend adjunctive treatment with medications, in which case visiting with a psychiatrist would be helpful.
Dr. Justin ORourke
Dr. Justin ORourke
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It can be done

Get a good guide -- whether it's "cognative-behavioral therapy" or a wise pastor willing to work with you.
Be ready to hear things about yourself that you do not want to hear, so you can learn new behavior patterns that will produce social success. Dale carnegie's books are still great. To be brave, act brave. "social phobia" is very treatable if your tough enough -- i was. Good luck.

In brief: It can be done

Get a good guide -- whether it's "cognative-behavioral therapy" or a wise pastor willing to work with you.
Be ready to hear things about yourself that you do not want to hear, so you can learn new behavior patterns that will produce social success. Dale carnegie's books are still great. To be brave, act brave. "social phobia" is very treatable if your tough enough -- i was. Good luck.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Jerry Smith
Clinical Psychology

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.

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.
Dr. Jerry Smith
Dr. Jerry Smith
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