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How to overcome social anxiety ?

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Dr. Asa Marokus
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: ERP

Erp (exposure response prevention) is the preferred psychotherapy for social anxiety.
It is based on cbt and helps you develop relaxation skills to face your fears in a gradual way. Medication can also be helpful, mainly ssris or tricyclic antidepressants in addition to shorter acting benzodiazepines in the short term if absolutely necessary.

In brief: ERP

Erp (exposure response prevention) is the preferred psychotherapy for social anxiety.
It is based on cbt and helps you develop relaxation skills to face your fears in a gradual way. Medication can also be helpful, mainly ssris or tricyclic antidepressants in addition to shorter acting benzodiazepines in the short term if absolutely necessary.
Dr. Asa Marokus
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Skills-Based Help

See this page of Anxiety Disorders Assn of BC which contains educational & self-help tools (incl.
a video) 4 managing & even overcoming social anx: http://ow.ly/EXyqE Effective treatment 4 social anx will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones u fear only a little 2 others u fear a lot. A CBT expert coach can be big help! WATCH: http://youtu.be/gmEJEfy5f50

In brief: Skills-Based Help

See this page of Anxiety Disorders Assn of BC which contains educational & self-help tools (incl.
a video) 4 managing & even overcoming social anx: http://ow.ly/EXyqE Effective treatment 4 social anx will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones u fear only a little 2 others u fear a lot. A CBT expert coach can be big help! WATCH: http://youtu.be/gmEJEfy5f50
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Dr. Jerry Smith
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

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
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
3 doctors agree

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
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