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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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Social phobia (social anxiety disorder). National Institute of Mental Health website. Available at: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/social-phobia-social-anxiety-disorder/index.shtml. Accessed December 23, 2015.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 12/2015
- Update Date: 12/20/2014