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I think I have social anxiety disorder. How should I approach seeking help?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Have an open mind,
Both therapy and medications can help.
Medications known as ssris like prozac, zoloft, Paxil (paroxetine) can help. Meds like xanax, Klonopin should be used for a short periods as there is risks of tolerance and addiction with this class of meds. Cognitive therapy ia time limited therapy helps you understand the way you think and how you may be developing inaccurate beliefs about your self and your world.

In brief: Have an open mind,
Both therapy and medications can help.
Medications known as ssris like prozac, zoloft, Paxil (paroxetine) can help. Meds like xanax, Klonopin should be used for a short periods as there is risks of tolerance and addiction with this class of meds. Cognitive therapy ia time limited therapy helps you understand the way you think and how you may be developing inaccurate beliefs about your self and your world.
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Social anxiety
You just started! you overcame the stigma.
The second phase is professional confirmation of your condition and make sure there are no other medical problems that mimic or provoke it such as menieres disease. A condition of the middle ear that causes dizziness more frequent in public places where head movement is frequent to track people and objects. Lastly the actual treatment of meds and therapy.

In brief: Social anxiety
You just started! you overcame the stigma.
The second phase is professional confirmation of your condition and make sure there are no other medical problems that mimic or provoke it such as menieres disease. A condition of the middle ear that causes dizziness more frequent in public places where head movement is frequent to track people and objects. Lastly the actual treatment of meds and therapy.
Dr. Leonard Lado
Dr. Leonard Lado
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Social Anxiety Dis.
Consult with a psychoterapist for possible behavioral therapy.

In brief: Social Anxiety Dis.
Consult with a psychoterapist for possible behavioral therapy.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
In brief: See a psychiatrist
A psychiatrist can make the diagnosis &prescribe appropriate treatment.

In brief: See a psychiatrist
A psychiatrist can make the diagnosis &prescribe appropriate treatment.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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