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How can you help with my social anxiety?
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Behavioral Options
See this page Anxiety Disorders Assn of BC which contains educational/self-help tools (incl.
a video) for managing, even overcoming social anxiety: http://ow.ly/EXgDl Effective treatment for social anxiety will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little to others you fear a lot. A CBT expert coach can be big help!

In brief: Behavioral Options
See this page Anxiety Disorders Assn of BC which contains educational/self-help tools (incl.
a video) for managing, even overcoming social anxiety: http://ow.ly/EXgDl Effective treatment for social anxiety will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little to others you fear a lot. A CBT expert coach can be big help!
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Best treatment
The best treatment for social anxiety is a combination of therapy and medication.
Have a psychiatric evaluation and the psychiatrist can recommend a therapist in your area to help you and recommend medications that are right for you.

In brief: Best treatment
The best treatment for social anxiety is a combination of therapy and medication.
Have a psychiatric evaluation and the psychiatrist can recommend a therapist in your area to help you and recommend medications that are right for you.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Therapy, meds
Social anxiety has been around forever, but used to be called shyness or self-consciousness.
Self-help books, assertiveness training, practicing public speaking (eg toastmasters group), counseling, and psychotherapy can all help. Now that it's considered a diagnosis, there are medications too: mainly ssri antidepressants taken daily. Tranquilizers work well occasionally, watch for addiction.

In brief: Therapy, meds
Social anxiety has been around forever, but used to be called shyness or self-consciousness.
Self-help books, assertiveness training, practicing public speaking (eg toastmasters group), counseling, and psychotherapy can all help. Now that it's considered a diagnosis, there are medications too: mainly ssri antidepressants taken daily. Tranquilizers work well occasionally, watch for addiction.
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Dr. Steven Reidbord
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
In brief: Social anxiety
See your pcp to discuss the problem. He/she may prescribe medication that may ease some of the symptoms &/or refer you to a therapist for counselling.

In brief: Social anxiety
See your pcp to discuss the problem. He/she may prescribe medication that may ease some of the symptoms &/or refer you to a therapist for counselling.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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