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Old 08-23-2004, 02:33 PM   #1
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Recommendation for people who have Social Phobia

Are there any drugs for Social Phobia. What do people recommend for people who have social phobia?

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Old 08-23-2004, 04:17 PM   #2
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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.

Old 09-19-2004, 11:48 PM   #3
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Re: Recommendation for people who have Social Phobia

Zoloft, prozac, paxil

Old 09-20-2004, 05:20 PM   #4
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I first went on Paxil, and it saved me. Now I take Lexapro, a similar drug, and I think it's even better. Check it out!

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