I AM CONSULTANT IN PSYCHIATRY FROM INDIA, CHANDIGARH.
SOCIAL PHOBIA I S A VERY COMMON PROBLEM , AND IS FULLLY CURABLE.
I DONT KNOW WHAT EXPERIENCES U HAVE IN THE PAST AND WHY U ARE STILL CARRYING THE ILLNESS.TELL ME UR EXPERIENCES ABOUT THIS ILLNESS IN THE PAST AND WHY U R STILL INCURABLE.
IN MY PRACTICE I DONT HAVE CAME ACROSS A PERSON WHO HAS NOT BEEN CURED OF THIS PROBLEM.
I TREAT PATIENTS BY MEDICINES[WHICH ARE THE MAIN STAY OF TREATMENT AND BY PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC TECHNIQUES......WHICH IN UR CASE WILL BE SYSTEMATIC DESENSITISATION [A FORM OF BEHAVIOUR THERAPY]
NOWADAYS THE CAUSE OF PHOBIAS IS FOUND TO BE BIOLOGCAL .............IE DUE TO DISTURBANCES IN NEUROTRANSMITTERS[ SEROTONIN AND NOR-EPINEPHRINE..WHICH CAN ONLY BE CURED MY MEDICINES AND NOT BY PSYCHOTHERAPIES.............ALONE.]
I HAVE THE PROVISION OF INDOOR FACILITIES AND TWO PSYCHOLOGISTA ARE ATTACHED WITH ME.
WE CAN HELP U OUT IN ALL POSSIBLE WAYS..........AND I ASSURE OF A RECOVERY.RESULTS OF PSYCHIATRIC ILLNESS ARE MUCH BETTER IN INDIA , THAN THE DEVELOPING NATIONS..[THERE ARE MANY PAPERS PUBLISHED ON IT TOO]
DR AMBRISH SINGAL.
I would like further evidence of phobias not being treated with pschotherapy alone. It has been referenced by many clinical psychologists and psychiatrists that cognitive therapy is the most successful way to overcome this type of phobia. Being pescribed drugs is a helpful addition to the psychotherapy.
You have also stated Social phobia as a illness, my understanding is that social phobia is a state of being or a state of mind.
I would like a second opinion with this question.
FamilyPhysician, Thank you. At last a senisble answer without a sales pitch. Please allow me to review the documents over the next 3 day before accepting your answer.
If you don't mind, may I ask where you are based?
Again, thank you.