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Hi there, Have you tried any treatment options?
Several classes of drugs are used to treat social anxiety disorder, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), and benzodiazepines.
SSRIs are the best studied and the most commonly prescribed of the medication treatments for social anxiety. Occasionally, it will take up to about six weeks for the full effect to work. I would recommend getting started on medication now to help with your social anxiety.
You may need to "try out" several medications prior to finding the best option.
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