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Treatments for Social Anxiety Disorder

If you are diagnosed with social anxiety disorder, your doctor may prescribe medication. A doctor or counselor who is trained in treating social anxiety disorder can also help you to become more comfortable in social situations. The optimal treatment for most people includes a combination of therapies.

Social anxiety disorder treatment includes:

MedicationsOther treatments—therapy

At this time, there are no surgical procedures to treat social anxiety disorder.

Revision Information

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  • Social phobia (social anxiety disorder). National Institute of Mental Health website. Available at: Accessed December 23, 2015.