The best treatment for Social Anxiety Disorder is often not medication, but the cognitive behavioral therapies as it will help you find strategies for overcoming your fears. Your family doctor should be able to recommend a therapist in your area.
If therapy isn't available, or doesn't work for you, then benzodiazepines, beta blockers or antidepressants may help. Your family physician will be able to determine which would be most appropriate for you.
Getting help is perhaps more important than the type of treatment. The longer anxiety disorders are left to fester, the harder they can become to treat.
NOTICE: The information provided on this site is not a substitute for professional medical advice,
diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your
physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on Wellsphere.
If you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.