After identifying the symptoms of social anxiety, it is advised to source the help of a specialized clinician. Depending on each patient’s diagnosis and behaviour research, the most common methods for efficient recovery from social anxiety disorder are the following:
Usually known as psychotherapy or usually referred to as “talk therapy”, is the most common method to treat social anxiety. CBT is a therapeutic practice designed to help people with mental health disorders address their current struggles and negative thoughts – learning to accept the things and situations they cannot change and take control of the things they can.
Depending on the diagnosis and the social anxiety disorder symptoms, a healthcare provider might suggest the use of medication as a complementary step for the healing process. The dosage of this medication is assigned based on each patient’s needs and diagnosis and the severity of the mental illness.
Some of the most common medications used for treating social anxiety are antidepressants, beta-blockers, and benzodiazepines. It is not advised to self-medicate or abuse the following medications. It is usually provided to patients presenting significant distress and severe social anxiety.
People struggling with social anxiety sometimes find that a group environment for healing is helpful for them. Understanding they are not going through this process alone and sharing their own experiences has been proven to benefit the treatment. At Solara Mental Health, we provide safe environments and social settings for efficient group therapy.