Social Anxiety Disorder Treatments: Antidepressant Medications

Social anxiety (social phobia) treatment includes therapy and anxiety medication. Therapy focuses on changing habits and thought processes that trigger social anxiety. Anxiety medication reduces symptoms of anxiety, making it easier to focus on therapeutic treatment and function in social situations. Treating Anxiety with Antidepressants Several types of antidepressants are used to treat anxiety. Antidepressants

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Social Anxiety Disorder Treatment: Behavioral Therapy

Social anxiety disorder treatments include both medication and anxiety therapy. Medication provides relief from social anxiety symptoms, but is only effective while the individual is on medication. Mental health counseling provides longer-lasting relief from symptoms of social anxiety than medication, as therapy for anxiety alters how people respond to anxiety-producing situations. Beginning Therapy for Anxiety

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Social Anxiety Disorder Symptoms: Panic Attacks and Fear

Social anxiety disorder and social phobia involve an intense fear of social situations and being publicly judged or humiliated. Severe anxiety and panic attacks in the face of public or social activity are hallmarks of social anxiety disorder. Social anxiety symptoms cause people to avoid social or public activity, a disability that impairs careers, relationships

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What Causes Alcoholism

Alcoholism is a chronic disease characterized by a strong need or craving to consume alcohol, the inability to stop drinking once you’ve begun, psychological and physical withdrawal symptoms after stopping drinking, and an increasing tolerance to alcohol. There are genetic, psychological and environmental components to alcoholism. This is a progressive disease affecting about 30% of

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The Signs and Dangers of Cocaine Abuse: Know When Your Loved One Has a Drug Addiction

Cocaine addiction has dangerous effects. Learn how to spot the drug addiction in your loved one. Cocaine is a stimulant drug that has been one of the most popular drug addictions and a major part of emergency room visits. Most cocaine is harvested and created into a powder in South America and imported into the

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How to Use Self-Talk to Be Free From Addiction: Introspection Requires Rational and Honest Self-Talk

It is not possible to truly search one’s soul while thinking illogically. All addictive behavior motivates persons to base decisions about their behavior, at the current moment, on emotions and physical sensations. Thought processes for the addict have almost nothing to do with rational and logical thinking about the issue of whether to engage in

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