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How to control social anxiety?

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Published At August 4, 2016
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

My social anxiety is severe and disabling me. I would really like to gain adequate control of it. I have attached a brief history of my psychiatric illnesses and previously tried pharmacotherapies. Is there anything else you would suggest?

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your issue. I have read the attached document carefully (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As I can make out, over a period of time, your other symptoms have resolved quite a bit, but the social anxiety, emotional instability and lack of fluency in speech is not improving. My suggestions would be as you are well aware of your disease and symptoms; you can be a good patient for CBT- cognitive behavior therapy. It is a therapy in which patients are taught to change their thinking in everyday situations. Learn to apply it, definitely it would work. I do not advise any change in medicines, because the medicines you have been prescribed over a period of time are very carefully chosen. Regular meditation would definitely help you. It builds up positive neurotransmitters in the brain. Please do that.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru
Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru

Neurology

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