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Treatments for Social Anxiety Disorder

If you are diagnosed with social anxiety disorder, your doctor may prescribe medication. A doctor or counselor who is trained in treating social anxiety disorder can also help you to become more comfortable in social situations. The optimal treatment for most people includes a combination of therapies.
Social anxiety disorder treatment includes:
MedicationsOther treatments—therapy
At this time, there are no surgical procedures to treat social anxiety disorder.


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