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hi im richard and i have social anxiety and i have tried medication

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hi im richard and i have social anxiety and i have tried medication but still find it very awkward when talking to people especially there any tips you could give me please it would be much appreciated.
This is definitely something you can learn. You must approach the social anxiety & meeting girls holistically.

Medications can be part of the solution. I also recommend 1) psychotherapy with a live therapist to address social anxiety, and 2) learning some formal relaxation therapy.

The last 2 treatments I mentioned are proven by sophisticated studies using brain scans (CT, MRI, EEG, pet scans) to improve brain function.

Also, by formal relaxation therapy I mean yoga, meditation, or similar methods. Having relaxing hobbies is also important, but not quite the same as formal relaxation therapy.

And remember you can't separate emotional health from physical health, so exercise & nutrition are vital.

There are also several self-help books you can read which will help.
1) The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra, 2) The Feeling Good Handbook by David D. Burns; 3) The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) by XXXXX XXXXX. Also, if you go to & search for "how to meet women" you will see several other book options.

Explore these methods & practice...and in know time your dating life will improve dramatically.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you need more feedback. Good luck & take care.
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