Re: Recommendation for people who have Social Phobia
I have heard of some antidepressants being used for social phobia, but I don't remember which ones (SSRIs, MAOIs, or Tricycles?). Also, behavioral-cognitive therapy is used for social phobia. I have also heard of mini workshops and group therapy sessions addressing social phobia. Do you have a pdoc? If so, ask him/her and they should know what to do for you. If not, contact your local mental health center and they should be able to connect you to the right therapist. I know how stressful social phobia can be. I suffer from it also. I've avoided work parties, or social gatherings because of it. I'm great with one or two people, but if I'm around 3 or more people that I'm not close to, then I'm REALLY uncomfortable. But I'm a pretty good actress so I BS my way through it. But it's hard. And it's so debilitating because social phobia can be really harmful especially to career sucess. Good luck to you.