It may not bother you that you have few if any friends or that you prefer your own company to that of others. But when your isolation leads to feelings of inadequacy or hinders potential opportunities, seek treatment for a common disorder called social anxiety. While social anxiety may not carry the same level of risk that mental health disorders like depression or eating disorders do, it can leave your life empty and devoid of positive relationships. Call Online Psychiatrists — serving New York, New Jersey and Florida — to talk with a professional who specializes in anxiety. Learn how simple therapeutic remedies can provide you with more fulfilling life experiences.★★★★★
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Most people care about others; it’s human nature. And if you’re like most people, you care about what others may think of you and your behavior. This quality allows you to form relationships, do well at work and be dependable. But it can also cause social anxiety, a fear of being observed and evaluated by others.
Social anxiety is an extremely common experience. In fact, anxiety disorders are the most common mental health conditions in the country. Through a series of questions and a thorough medical history, your psychiatric doctor at Online Psychiatrists can tell you if you suffer from social anxiety disorder or not.
The symptoms of social anxiety disorder usually appear when you’re around other people. These signs include:
Even if you don’t meet the criteria for social anxiety disorder, social anxiety treatment can help you deal with social situations better. Once you improve your social skills, your quality of life gets better too.
There are many factors that put you at risk of developing social anxiety, for instance:
Many people with social anxiety disorder end up having regrets, feeling like they aren’t fully living life. They do want to have relationships with others. Their problems usually begin when social anxiety prevents you from:
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Psychotherapy, usually referred to as talk therapy, is an effective tool to help you overcome social anxiety. Sharing your concerns and feelings with a compassionate professional helps you build the courage to make changes. Specific therapy treatments include:
All talk therapy available through Online Psychiatrists work well during in-person sessions or through the advanced techniques involved with telepsychiatry. Your experienced talk therapy doctor specializes in remote therapy.
Exposure therapy may be the most successful therapy for social anxiety disorder treatment. It works in a series of steps:
The best treatment for social anxiety may be combination therapy, which uses talk therapy along with medication. Your doctor prescribes and manages your medication to find the right medicine and dosage for your unique needs.
The effects, however, usually don’t last long, unless combined with talk therapy.Your therapist is flexible and always takes into consideration your goals when designing your social anxiety treatment. Contact Online Psychiatrists today to get started on a path to a full, exciting life.