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Social Anxiety Disorder Treatment and Therapy

Social anxiety disorder is receptive to both medication and psychotherapy. Discover the treatments your doctor may recommend and how they may help you.

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Animals are sometimes part of therapy for mental illness.
What Is Animal-Assisted Therapy?
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6 Tips for Opening Up to Your Therapist When You Have Social Anxiety
Mindfulness meditation can help relieve anxiety.
5 Tips to Practice Mindfulness Meditation Today
Rhodiola rosea may be effective for improving mood and alleviating depression.
Try This Natural Treatment for Social Anxiety
REBT therapy is used in the treatmet of SAD.
An Inside Look at a Rational Emotive Therapy Session
NLP changes the way you relate to your social anxiety.
How Neurolinguistic Programming Can Help With Social Anxiety
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How the SUDs Rating Scale Is Used to Measure Social Anxiety
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Finding the Best Therapist for When You Have Social Anxiety
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Lavender Can Be Used for Relaxation, Alleviating Anxiety, and Depression
Aromatherapy can help tame anxiety.
Top Tips to Use Essential Oils for Social Anxiety
Interpersonal therapy is helpful for social anxiety and other disorders.
The Best Interpersonally-Focused Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder
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Should You Take Valerian Root to Treat Your Social Anxiety Disorder?
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7 Types of Social Fears and the Best Way to Overcome Them
A bottle of antidepressant pills named Zoloft March 23, 2004 photographed in Miami, Florida. The Food and Drug Administration asked makers of popular anti-depressants to add or strengthen suicide-related warnings on their labels as well as the possibility of worsening depression especially at the beginning of treatment or when the doses are increased or decreased.
How Zoloft Is Used to Treat Social Anxiety Disorder
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How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Treat Social Anxiety Disorder
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Change Your Thoughts, Reduce Your Social Anxiety
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Should Kava Kava Help Your Social Anxiety?
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SSRIs Can Treat Social Anxiety Disorder but Have Many Side Effects
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Learn About Paxil CR for Social Anxiety Disorder
Lexapro is a medication used to treat various mental health conditions.
Learn How Lexapro Is Used to Treat Mental Health Conditions
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Desensitization, Hierarchies and Social Anxiety
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Can Social Anxiety Be Treated With GABA Supplements?
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Why Xanax Is Prescribed for Social Anxiety Disorder Symptoms
Therapist talking to client in a group setting.
5 Key Facts About Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy for Social Anxiety
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How Psychoanalysis Is Used in Treating Social Anxiety Disorder
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Yes, There Is a Medication You Can Take as Needed for Anxiety
Hypnotherapy can be used to treat anxiety.
How Hypnotherapy Can Be Used for Your Social Anxiety Disorder Symptoms
Journaling
How Can Using a Thought Record Help Your Social Anxiety?
Acceptance and commitment therapy
Why Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Is Used to Treat SAD
Public restrooms can cause fear among those with social anxiety.
How to Stop Being Afraid of Using Public Restrooms
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Disputation is a Key Therapeutic Method to Treat Social Anxiety
Use a yoga mat when you do yoga to reduce social anxiety.
How Art Therapy and Yoga Treat SAD
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Try St. John's Wort as a Natural Treatment for Social Anxiety
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How Is Prozac Used to Treat Anxiety?
Valium is a type of anxiety medication.
What Are the Risks Associated With Taking Valium?
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Socially Anxious? Chamomile May Provide Some Benefit
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How This Herbal Supplement Can Improve Anxiety
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How Vistaril Is Used to Treat Anxiety
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What to Know If You're Prescribed Klonopin for Social Anxiety Disorder
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Why Luvox CR Is Used to Treat Social Anxiety Disorder
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An Overview of BuSpar as an Anxiety Treatment
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How Different Supplements Are Used to Treat Social Anxiety
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How to Deal With Social Anxiety at a Party
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Forgetting a Bad Memory When You Are Socially Anxious
Woman in an office talking to her co-workers.
6 Ways to Improve Your Body Language Skills
Learn how to project your voice to overcome social anxiety.
9 Tips to Use Your Best Voice When You Have Social Anxiety
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10 Tips on Having More Approachable Body Language
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10 Ways to Have More Confident Body Language
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Popular Self-Help Books to Wow Everyone With Your Interpersonal Skills
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4 Easy Steps to Introduce Someone
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10 Body Language Mistakes You Might Be Making
Teenagers talking in a dorm.
5 Simple Steps to Join Any Conversation
A happy man wearing glasses is resting his hands over his head
How to Better Understand Facial Expressions
Woman interested in starting a conversation with a stranger.
Three Tricks for Starting a Conversation With a Stranger
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How You Can Still Learn to Give Compliments With Social Anxiety
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8 Ways to Be a Better Storyteller When You're Anxious
Leaving a conversation requires skill.
How to Leave a Conversation When You Have Social Anxiety
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16 Tips for Dealing With Awkward Conversations
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How to Give Unique Compliments When You Have Social Anxiety
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10 Best and Worst Small Talk Topics

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