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I have social anxiety disorder.

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I have social anxiety disorder.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 8 months ago.

Hi there, Have you tried any treatment options?

Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 8 months ago.

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.

Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 8 months ago.

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.

Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 8 months ago.

You may need to "try out" several medications prior to finding the best option.

Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 8 months ago.

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