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If I have social phobia/ social anxitey how can I get

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If I have social phobia/ social anxitey how can I get medical help for myself if I can't face anyone much less a doctor
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 12 months ago.

This is Dr. David

you have to find a way to see a doctor or a psychiatrist

there might be psychiatrist who are willing to talk to your over the phone and prescribe you medications for anxiety and social phobia such as prozac or zoloft or paxil which over 4-8 weeks could help decrease your social phobia symptoms

and then once your symptoms are better, then you can see a doctor for follow up and evaluation.

have you tried to call psychiatrist over the phone for help?

Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 12 months ago.

Hi I'm Dr Chaithanya attending you today.,

You need to go to Psychotherapist, and he will start on cognitive behavioural therapy which is very effective for social Phobia. Drugs are second choice as you need to encouter little side effects for Psychiatric drugs.

This link will give more information about the condition, http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/social-phobia-social-anxiety-disorder-always-embarrassed/index.shtml

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