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The best way to treat social anxiety is through cognitive behavioral therapy or medication and often both. You generally need about 12 to 16 therapy sessions. The goal is to. Alternative treatments for social anxiety disorder include such things as dietary supplements, aromatherapy, and yoga. Most alternative treatments have not been scientifically proven to work in.

Nonetheless, there are some commonly used treatment approaches for those with social anxiety. Cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT is an effective tool for combating social anxiety disorder (SAD). However, for many it is simply too expensive, or not something they’re ready to commit to right away. Managing Social Anxiety. For specific social phobias, the treatment may involve beta-blockers or benzodiazepines.

Often, doctors will use a combination of medication and CBT to treat social phobias. This is because. The best thing to do is to have a quick sustaining snack, like a handful of walnuts, or a piece of dark chocolate, along with a glass of water or a nice cup of hot tea.” In the long term, diet is.

The key to overcoming telephone anxiety is similar to treatment methods for other forms of social phobia-graded exposure and cognitive therapy and relaxation techniques: 1. As is the case with other anxiety disorders, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is often the best method for treating and curing the problem. Therapists give their patients tools for coping with their anxiety as. In the treatment of phobias, medications are used in conjunction with therapy and may not necessarily be a part of initial treatment. A class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake.

The best therapy for anxiety is without a doubt cognitive behavioral therapy. Don’t let marketers of unusual therapeutic techniques tell you anything, otherwise. Cognitive behavioral. One of the most important ways to treat different types of anxiety disorders is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, also called CBT.

According to HelpGuide, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps in.

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Treatment of social phobia with clonazepam and placebo.

“Massachusetts General Hospital. Tratado de Psiquiatría Clínica” by Theodore A. Stern, Maurizio Fava, Timothy E. Wilens, Jerrold F. Rosenbaum
from Massachusetts General Hospital. Tratado de Psiquiatría Clínica
by Theodore A. Stern, Maurizio Fava, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

Surprisingly, group cognitive behavioral therapy is also effective for social anxiety disorder.

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from Comprehensive Gynecology E-Book
by Rogerio A. Lobo, David M Gershenson, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

group therapy for social phobia.

“Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder: Evidence-based and Disorder-specific Treatment Techniques” by Stefan G. Hofmann, Michael W. Otto
from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder: Evidence-based and Disorder-specific Treatment Techniques
by Stefan G. Hofmann, Michael W. Otto
Routledge, 2008

Non-drug treatment for social phobia.

“The Handbook of Adult Clinical Psychology: An Evidence Based Practice Approach” by Alan Carr, Muireann McNulty
from The Handbook of Adult Clinical Psychology: An Evidence Based Practice Approach
by Alan Carr, Muireann McNulty
Taylor & Francis, 2016

One tentative algorithm for treating new patients with generalized social phobia is to begin with a benzodiazepine to reduce initial apprehension; then add an SSRI, stopping the benzodiazepine after the SSRI has begun to work; and then add CBT before phasing out the SSRI.

“Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology” by Alan F. Schatzberg M.D., Charles DeBattista D.M.H. M.D.
from Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology
by Alan F. Schatzberg M.D., Charles DeBattista D.M.H. M.D.
American Psychiatric Association Publishing, 2015

Enroll clientsin a small (closed enrollment) group for social anxiety (see “Shyness” in The Group Therapy TreatmentPlanner, 2nd ed. by Paleg and Jongsma; “Social Anxiety Disorder” by Turk, Heimberg, and Hope in Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders

“The Complete Adult Psychotherapy Treatment Planner” by Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr., L. Mark Peterson, Timothy J. Bruce
from The Complete Adult Psychotherapy Treatment Planner
by Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr., L. Mark Peterson, Timothy J. Bruce
Wiley, 2012

Difficult cases of social phobia or social anxiety (for example, you avoid a wide range of social situations or you are unable to attend important meetings at work) may be helped by SSRI antidepressant medications or another class of antidepressant drugs called MAO-inhibitors.

“Anxiety and Phobia Workbook” by Edmund J. Bournes
from Anxiety and Phobia Workbook
by Edmund J. Bournes
ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited, 2009

Second, social phobia goes with numerous ways of trying to protect yourself, such as keeping quiet, not letting people get to know you, avoiding eye contact and so on.

“Manage Your Mind: The Mental Fitness Guide” by Gillian Butler, R. A. Hope
from Manage Your Mind: The Mental Fitness Guide
by Gillian Butler, R. A. Hope
Oxford University Press, 2007

There is no known way to prevent the development of social phobia.

“The Encyclopedia of Phobias, Fears, and Anxieties, Third Edition” by Ronald Manual Doctor, Ada P. Kahn, Christine A. Adamec
from The Encyclopedia of Phobias, Fears, and Anxieties, Third Edition
by Ronald Manual Doctor, Ada P. Kahn, Christine A. Adamec
Facts On File, Incorporated, 2008

Group CBT is moderately effective with social phobia.

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by Catherine Ingram Fogel, PhD, RNC, FAAN, Nancy Fugate Woods, PhD, RN, FAAN
Springer Publishing Company, 2008

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  • Hi i have gad anxyet panickattacs dont sleping well have anxiety when going to sleep and are tens in The naigh and waek upp in The niaith. Are ther sameting to sleep on and taket tension? I have NO energi.

  • What exactly is Atoractove Secrets? How does this thing really work? I notice many people keep on talking about this popular social anxiety secrets.

  • I can talk for days with friends but when it comes to complete strangers and family i can never hold a convo i always end up just slowly removing myself from it. What can help this��

  • Ok, so I don’t really know much about this topic (anxiety) which is why I’m searching up about it as I have been thinking I might have some sort of anxiety. On top of getting a lot of anxiety in social situations that deter things for me in daily life I also have a problem expressing emotions, most often “love”. I do not have an explanation as to why, but I don’t like hugs or anyone touching me. I despise it. And saying the words “I love you” brings me GREAT discomfort. Like tasting something bitter in your mouth put into an emotion when I have to say those words. My family has always been very affectionate, and I was even “normal” when I was younger. I would give hugs and say I love you like everyone else. But one day my mom said it was like a switch flipped and I changed. I’m not really sure why and I never have been sure of why. Maybe someone in the comments will know if this is possibly related to some sort of anxiety or maybe it’s something else entirely?

  • Why are you comparing different medications by withdrawal symptoms? I thought you should compare them by efficiency and success rate!

  • I’m on Lexapro and I think it works pretty good for my anxiety, but even with 20mg Lexapro (max dose), I still need a little more help, so I get 2mg of Guanfacine, twice a day. I know it seems like a lot of medicine, but I have schizophrenia so my paranoia and anxiety are sky high. But I do find some relief with the help of these meds.

  • My social anxiety is so worse that when i buy groceries i pay the shopkeeper extra money because I cant calculate the stuff I brought accurately in the shop.happens everytime and its sickening

  • It doesn’t help when you have so many of your close friends telling you that you need to see a specialist to help cope with it, but the thought of even reaching out to a complete stranger to you makes you want to crawl into a hole. Not to mention the fact that your close friends telling you this makes you withdraw even more because they can early tell you have a disorder �� fun right?

  • I also have dealt with social anxiety since childhood, and I’ve slowly grown to become less anxious in public situations and am now able to speak to people with more facility. However, I do understand that anxiety never really goes away, because there are times where it still takes over me. Something I still find myself struggling with is speaking up at any given moment, as I still tend to plan out some interactions, like with phone calls.

  • I used to be pretty social or at least somewhat confident in myself. Short story, I had a teacher who enjoyed degrading his students and after his class I lost confidence in myself and my ability to communicate with others. I push myself to talk at school and present when I don’t want to, but it’s still very very hard and the build up is so horrible.

  • Get off social media, you don’t need toxicity in your life baby. Live in the present, if you’re depressed you’re stuck in the past, if you have anxiety then you’re stuck in the future.

  • I’ve searched this up because I was talking to someone new and I started shaking and my body was literally shaking and my teeth were like chattering

  • I literally forget to breathe when I’m around people and I get all delirious and sometimes bug �� I’m working on it tho and it’s sm better than it was 3 months ago because I rebelled this right as corona started

  • This was great, I’ve been looking for “how to help someone with extreme social anxiety” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you ever come across Qanwen Donuke Approach (do a search on google )? Ive heard some interesting things about it and my brother in law got cool results with it.

  • Hello, i just wanna say that i literally cried for 7 minutes before a zoom meeting because i felt like i’m the ugliest girl in class.

  • Jesus loves you❤️, in the Bible in Matthew 11:28-30 is written the words of Jesus; Come to me all you who weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Those are the words of Jesus. Also in the Bible is written in the books of Acts 16:31; Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household. God loves you, you can go through everything with the help of Jesus, have a good day.

  • Cheers for this, been searching for “drugs that get rid of social anxiety” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Ever heard of Qanwen Donuke Approach (search on google )? Ive heard some awesome things about it and my friend got great results with it.

  • The main cause of social anxiety for me is stuttering.. When ever I have presentation or talkin to teachers in my school I get anxiety cuz what if I stutter. I really hate this

  • social anxiety can be in many different ways there’s no literal definition, some people would rather not even say they have social anxiety and just call themselves shy, it’s hard, draining, and you end up not loving urself or ur life for it. just understand that thing will get better little by little, make that phone call and take it easy, then make another until it becomes more comfortable, understand also that you’re just human and ur process is and will always be different from anyone. if you really believe in ur heart u are not meant to sit in some corner being scared of the world then get up and face ur fear little by little. life works with effort some people are built with confidence others aren’t, the people with social anxiety think of life and things in a different way, to me we are the elite. the unique, the most overthinking but yet best people out here. live ur life and take it slow. ��

  • The best way to avoid SAD is to be yourself. Others stare or not give no damn and no concern. Peoples are like that only criticism is there. In reality if you look around no one is actually looking towards you so why to have anxiety for no reason it’s just a mental self torture created by oneself only. Therefore, just be in a regular way you are. This will definitely help you without medication after all it just a mental thinking who can be avoided if you don’t think in that way so.

  • Get off social media, you don’t need toxicity in your life baby. Live in the present, if you’re depressed you’re stuck in the past, if you have anxiety then you’re stuck in the future.

  • I was disgusted that when I mentioned to a friend about how certain negative behaviour come about because of bad parenting he shook his head in arrogance and disbelief that i was blaming parents. Even his father is a doctor, he is intelligent but look at how extremely naive he is. I was not merely blaming but simply pointing out that is why people have negative behaviours and that once they are aware of why they have it, they can then go about changing to their own person separate from their family. He is saying it from a comfortable position as he comes from healthy parenting. It’s shame people don’t understand unless they been through it themselves. I mean if not bad parenting, then what??? Even twins separated at birth having gone to different foster families are totally different in character. Just imagine a 16 year drug addict prostitute. 99% of the time, it’s because they came from a terrible traumatic background. So what the hell was this arrogant intellectual talking about?? He needs get some common understanding into his thick head.

  • I’ve gone through speech classes and smaller intimate group talks with friends and classmates but my social anxiety is still awful. It’s actually gotten worse over the years…

  • i have social anxiety and its so hard to get to school without worrying even just teachers calling out my name is enough to make me so scared

  • anyone else ever been turned down for a job because you were “too shy and quiet” and just “don’t seem ready at the moment”? cuz i have and it sucks

  • I think exposure therapy makes social anxiety worse, since you keep getting humiliated and feeding the anxiety so it becomes stronger and stronger.

  • TFW you have something to say, but not a single word leaves your mouth. However, sometimes a few words come out, like an escapee that has managed to flee a country, and I celebrate those victories. No matter how hard the situation gets, we shall celebrate and embrace small victories because we’ve come so far my friends.

  • It is a smashing one of a kind guide for removing the root cause of social anxiety minus the normal expense. Ive heard some incredible things about it and my coo-worker after many years got cool results with it.

  • that moment when you think you should get a therapist but that would require asking your parents so your social anxiety says no ��

  • People don’t understand the fear part. It’s no way you can face your fears and still not be afraid. It’s not a normal fear because it’s fearing what people think about you and that you will never truly know. The moment you step into the public you start thinking like, am I walking weird, will people know in different. We lack natural social behaviors that cannot be taught and look natural. For example the hardest thing for me is to make eye contact with people during a conversation. I don’t understand how to do it without looking like I’m staring at the person

  • Ill start off by saying a few of my fears are stigma from my mental illness and misspelling things because dyslexia…
    Your videos have helped not just me but people in a face book group that my friend and I started for mental health!
    So Thankyou for making them!

  • Hey! Not asking for medical advice, just want to hear from your experience.

    Been on lexapro 10 and buspar 40 for 3 months, helped me a lot and saved my career. I was wondering if you found from experience a small dose of wellbutrin xl or strattera helping augment some of the fatigue I get from lexapro. I’m already on vyvanse 60 by the way.

  • There’s a lot of shame around anxiety. It’s not just that you will be alone at work it’s also that you’re ashamed that other people don’t care about you

  • Just wonderful, been searching for “how do i get over my fear of embarrassment?” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you ever come across Senonnor Puzzling Superiority (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now )? It is a good exclusive product for discovering how to conquer your social anxiety without the headache. Ive heard some incredible things about it and my cousin got excellent results with it.

  • It also happens to you that you do not enter a clothing store or anything else because there is no one else inside and you are afraid of interacting with the salespeople or buy something because you were inside the store too long? I feel really bad when it happens to me.

  • i haved anxiety all my life pretty much,it started at 6 grade i was bullied a lot by other kids.That lead me to having OCD(repeating words in my head),witch lead me to my final disease schizophrenia.There is medicine for schizophrenia and am hanging out well.But i still have anxiety and all came togheter and my life is literally hell.I become religious and that’s the only thing that keeping me alive.If you have any advice for me please reply and make my life litle bit better.Thanks and always no mather how hard it is remember that you are not the only one.Thank you if you read this you make my life better.

  • I am studying to be a school counselor and I absolutely love your use of Socratic questioning to help the client. This is helping me a lot! It also seems if you’re using a person centered approach; integrating the two. Person centered bc i definitely see the empathy.

  • Having social anxiety as a 13 year old is so hard, I can’t even pay at the cash register without counting my money at least 15 times and whenever my teacher says get into groups of 3 or something I feel sick and think I am gonna crap myself no joke it’s horrible, I also have fear of exclusion too.

  • My social anxiety triggers when i think of going out side and my crush might see me or people that i used to know. that i might need to interact with them, but I don’t wanna and might call me rude.

  • This was great, I have been researching “how do you get rid of shyness to talk to a girl?” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Ever heard of Senonnor Puzzling Superiority (do a google search )? It is an awesome one of a kind product for discovering how to conquer your social anxiety without the normal expense. Ive heard some great things about it and my cousin got great success with it.

  • I have a social anxiety and I’m in slow death ��……..I want to change my life…I want to live in another country I am from Morocco in north Africa i wanna leave my city to start a new life in love and peace this is my dream…. I am 22 years old but the problem is that I don’t have the money to travel…My father is dead and my family poor….is a very difficult life and I wanna change my life for the better but I don’t know what I will do……….����

  • I have social anxiety I’m wanting to tell my parents but I don’t think they will be there for me and start judging me that’s why I have no friends

  • Cheers for this, I’ve been looking for “how do you overcome anxiety performance?” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you ever come across Senonnor Puzzling Superiority (should be on google have a look )? It is an awesome exclusive guide for discovering how to conquer your social anxiety minus the hard work. Ive heard some awesome things about it and my m8 got cool results with it.

  • I am now at a point, I really want to end my social anxiety. I start to realize, how much chances I am missing because of my social anxiety. I already made a huge progress; presentations aren‘t a problem anymore. I feel very confident even if I cant find the right words anymore, then I just stay chill and try to explain it otherwise. My problem is that I have anxiety when I am talking to teachers and even people in my class. But you know what? I don‘t want that anymore. Anxiety destroys my life and I am going to end this! I am going to use every situation to get over my social anxiety until it‘s non-existent.

  • Every time a teacher calls on me, or i just talk to someone who is not in my immediate circle of friends i get super red and start shaking

  • Winner of a video, been searching for “what is social media anxiety disorder?” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you heard people talk about Senonnor Puzzling Superiority (do a google search )? It is a great one off guide for discovering how to conquer your social anxiety minus the headache. Ive heard some pretty good things about it and my co-worker got amazing success with it.

  • Just wonderful, been searching for “social anxiety sufferers” for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried Telaavar Anxious Amanita (search on google )?

    It is a good one off guide for removing the root cause of social anxiety without the normal expense. Ive heard some awesome things about it and my cousin got excellent success with it.

  • Thank you so much for your videos! �� I’m a psychology major and your videos are really interesting and help me understand things better!

  • My mom asked me if I wanted to go to a therapist bc after months she finally realized something was wrong with me.:/

    But me being me I declined because I’m too afraid ��

  • Anybody know what is Atoractove Secrets about? I hear many people completely end their social anxiety with this popular anxiety treatment.

  • Wow i have been getting those symptoms but never realized it was social anxiety i just though i didn’t necessarily like the people i was with. But actually now that i think about its all about past traumtic events and who u are with and what this environment makes. U feel. Like there are certain ppl in school who i just immediately see and remember the one time they did something mean to me so i get anxious but lets say i never met that person before and they seem nice… i literally would not even flinch. I can engage in a conversation and be totally fine. But my only problem is probably activities like when we have to do something in a big gathering i get quite lost there. I feel like a puppy that needs their owner to guide them
    But overall anxiety really isn’t the end of the world its all just tiny little stupid and negative thoughts in your head that u can defeat i promise and try changing your environment if u can.

  • This person is already one step ahead at least they can get a job. I can’t even fathom being in a work environment. Or being interviewed.

  • What an amusing reason for enrolling on a public speaking class. Just imagining you walking into class and learning what it was makes me chuckle. Overall, great story and thank you for the new series:-)

  • As specialist, I believe Atoractove Secrets can be good way to completely erased your anxiety. Why not give it a chance? maybe it can work for you too.

  • I always feel unsafe in public place also in family meeting place. I only feel safe with my father,mother,sister,alone and with my one friend

  • Its crazy,sad,upsetting, disappointing n embrassing bcos all the comment represent me so much,,i hate being this me
    Sorry for bad english

  • Most of the anxiety persons are boy
    guess why!
    Boys can’t cry.
    Boys must be alpha.
    Boys must be muscular
    Boys can’t act like girl
    Boys have to prove theirself!!
    F*CK YOU ALLLL

  • Winner of a video, I been tryin to find out about “the anxiety cure book” for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried Telaavar Anxious Amanita (should be on google have a look )?

    It is an awesome one of a kind guide for removing the root cause of social anxiety minus the headache. Ive heard some super things about it and my friend after a lifetime of fighting got excellent success with it.

  • Evey time I’m going to see my best friends I get anxious like I have a party tomorrow and I feel like I’m gonna get bullied and I hardly have any friends cyst I don’t know how to start conversations

  • This was great, thanks, I’ve been looking for “natural remedies for overcoming social anxiety disorder symptoms” for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried Qanwen Donuke Approach (should be on google have a look )? Ive heard some awesome things about it and my co-worker got great success with it.

  • So idk I mean this is what happened at school or whenever I have to talk to someone new
    Tremor,dizziness,unmotivated,not confident,I wanna avoid,teary eye,scared,overwhelmed,tired,shortness of breathe when walking,chest pain when I breathed in and out

  • I have a social anxiety not for new people! People that I m regularly exposed to and you absolutely cannot avoid it. No problem going to the mall or places w strangers. Workplace however where I have a regular crowd of 5, and I know I’m being judged, for an hour before work I will get extreme anxiety /panic attack where I will shake and fell awful. Once I do GO, I don’t really have anxiety at work, but it did happen to be once or twice where like a wave, the anxiety came up, but was over quickly. Overall I end up having a great time at work, always loved and accepted. When I leave, I leave w a smile. So I don’t understand why I have this. I tried point touch therapy and still do it sometimes. I don’t know.

  • here’s a few tips to try
    Don’t take stimulants like alcohol and coffee
    Try to relax
    Exercise often
    Seek help from others
    (I read these and more tips on Trevs Panic Fixer site )

  • I’ve been diagnosed with Social Anxiety and today I got to school and started getting extremely nauseous and I was in band so it was loud I though I was gonna be sick I ended up leaving the room and drinking some water and then I threw up in a trash can I was so embarrassed and of course there’s covid so people thought I was sick and sense I threw up I had to go home and when I was packing up I left my mask in the auditorium with my instrument and got in trouble i cried for awhile after that

  • OR KLONOPIN which has zero side effects,zero drug interactions other then alcohol and has a LONG half life. The only downside is withdrawal if needed which can take months of tapering. Target the source of all anxiety which is Gaba…only benzos target the gaba receptors. What say you DR?

  • When I’m walking in walmart or school in big crowds my head always shakes a little I get so nervous seeing people coming my way or people behind me.

  • Does lorazepam cause dementia? I was doing so good on it and moved out of state. Now, my new dr doesn’t want me on that, says that new research shows it’s not so good. Now on hydroxyzine, I hate, I feel like I’m just drowsy/sleepy but not really help with the anxiety itself. Maybe I need to give it more time I don’t know. Do you think hydroxyzine is a good med for anxiety??

  • I’m not a doctor but the research shows aside from Paxil the others not having significant results.
    Is Esketamine considered in your practice? That may be worth trying but big pharma and insurers aren’t very nice.

  • Hmm what a enlightening video, I’m similar i talk way moore at home with family n close ppl idk if i had mutism, the QUESTION IS, is mutism worse than SA? Just came to my mind, the story is AMAZINGZ tho props to u i wish i had such opportunities or someone to push me to do it ����

  • For myself, I have always felt that CBT/exposure is something that won’t do much for me. I feel my SA symptoms most often come organically from my brain’s imbalance and not from thinking bad things into being, which is the basis of CBT. My disorder began and I tried so hard to be normal, the way I was before, and I couldn’t, my body and brain were betraying me. And my cycle of fear began off of the basis of my symptoms occurring without any just reason for them. And then I would avoid because I KNEW that the symptoms would occur in a social situation. The symptoms did not occur because I feared them, I feared them because they occurred. I would like to know your thoughts on this, please?

  • Have had this all my life, but have managed OK at times, and often not as well as I wanted. Gonna try that ladder approach, simple things first. I can do some of those.

  • I’m just watching this….complaining about the complicated steps. How am I going to overcome anxiety if I can’t talk to my family members except my parents!������

  • Loved the video! I just have a question, speaking in public would be a conditioned or unconditioned stimulus? and feeling anxious would be then a conditioned or unconditioned response?

  • Thank you for mentioning tapping as a coping mechanism/technique. I looked into it, and I think there’s something about speaking aloud to yourself, acknowledging your negative feelings, acknowledging the presence of your body, and declaring self-love and self-acceptance in spite of all of your fear that could really help me get over myself and give people a chance to get to know me better.

  • A little dosage of testosterone enanthate is an option? I tryed every Meds without benefits. What do you think? Im desperate. Im from italy sorry for my bad english. Thank you.

  • hi, my doc prescribed zoloft along with lyrica for severe anxiety and slight depression. zoloft 100 mg and lyrica 3×50. while i was slowly increasing zoloft 25,50,75 to reach 100 mg after 4 days in each dose i was a bit more calm with less worries and less brain fog. at 100 mg i become more anxious more agitation with mood swings and gas and a bit of buzzing in the head (but not tinnitus). i used xanax 0.5 when needed and stayed on 100 mg for 4 weeks but anxiety is almost as it was before treatment, btw lyrica doesnt help at all at that dose, i talked with doc and we agreed to get it back to 75 mg for 2-3 weeks to see how it goes and if necessary to reduce at 50 mg. What do u think doc? can less mg work better? or if i can go to lets say 200 mg will i get the sedative effects? of increasing lyrica at 3×100. thanx

  • Can I take lortab 10 using Zoloft? I have pain and take those but have avoided them since I have been on Zoloft 50mg for the past month. Thanks for any help you can provide.

  • Sir, I’ve been diagnosed with generalized anxiety and with social anxiety as well and am struggling with a depressive episode again. I’ve been facing this for three years and just got a therapist a few months ago. When I go out it doesn’t get any better I just accepted the fact that every time I go outside I have an anxiety attack but when I enter a building it goes away. Everytime I go out I feel the same way. No change. I’ve read somewhere that this makes a disorder chronical and that medication is needed. I don’t know if it’s correct I just read some studies on this topic. I’m afraid I can’t do the gradual exposure because my anxiety is in the max in the places I have to go to every day. I’m not sure about getting on medication hence the side effects. I would really appreciate your opinion on my situation. Thank you very much.

  • Cheers for this, I have been researching “severe social anxiety symptoms” for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried Telaavar Anxious Amanita (just google it )?

    It is an awesome one of a kind guide for removing the root cause of social anxiety minus the hard work. Ive heard some decent things about it and my close friend Aubrey at very last got great results with it.

  • my anxiety gotten to the point where i cant enjoy online games anymore �� and i love online games, its just i have really bad social anxiety fear of judgment. it holds me back so much

  • I am an avid #MentalHealthAwareness advocate and performer, and I love this so much. I travel the country trying to bring that awareness on stages, in classrooms, hospitals, and on my YouTube channel, so I get excited when I see other advocates. ��❤

  • I’ve been using the “fake it til you make it” philosophy for as long as I can remember. So I rarely do anything social. I have a close group of people in my life, and the rest are static in the background.

  • Winner of a video, I have been researching “which hormone is responsible for confidence?” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you ever come across Beyophia Unimaginable Blaster (search on google )? It is a great exclusive product for discovering how to say goodbye to your shyness and anxiety minus the normal expense. Ive heard some incredible things about it and my mate got excellent success with it.

  • This was great, thanks, I have been researching “what does it mean to be painfully shy?” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you heard people talk about Senonnor Puzzling Superiority (do a search on google )? It is a great one off product for discovering how to conquer your social anxiety minus the hard work. Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my work buddy got excellent results with it.

  • I’m researching treating shyness at home and discovered an awesome resource at Seans Shy Program (google it if you are interested)

  • This was great, I have been researching “do i have social anxiety or just shy?” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you heard people talk about Senonnor Puzzling Superiority (search on google )? It is an awesome one of a kind guide for discovering how to conquer your social anxiety without the hard work. Ive heard some amazing things about it and my mate got excellent results with it.

  • I don’t have social anxiety, GAD for 3 months now and I became homebound because of fears of having an anxiety or panic attack, but I been leaving my house more often, I don’t to far but I still go out, I take it baby steps I found it easier to go to my backyard first, just to get that “outdoor” feeling than once I feel comfortable I go to the front yard, and slowly go for a walk in the front yard, once I feel comfortable I got slowly go further down, the street,

  • Paxil gave me a crawling sensation in the forebrain….. Effexor worked good besides whisky dick…. Goode Olde Prozak… You didn’t mention its not simply choosing a ssri…. they all effect different people differently and you shouldn’t expect the first one u try to work….  Tegretol kept hangovers away

  • i have been on zoloft for more than 2 months i started with 50 mg for 2 weeks then 100 mg for 40 days and now 150 mg since 17 days but i didn’t notice positive results..maybe a little….Do I use it for another month or increase the dose to 200 or go to another medicine?

  • Hello! I tried this type of meditation and got amazing results with it, I have much less anxiety now, it feels like it reduces my anxiety every time, I’m only 3 days in. It’s called “Transcendental Meditation” Today I talked to a girl with no stuttering, which stuttering is a symptom of GAD/SA. I don’t know what this meditation does but it’s amazing!

    Here’s how to do it:

    First of all do not eat for at least 2 hours before meditating, it can intefere.

    Meditate at least 2 hours before going to sleep, anything under that can make it hard to sleep as this meditation increases your alertness, it wears off after 2 hours.

    Meditate 2 times a day, with at least 6 hours between each session.

    Sit in a chair where you can move your head freely with no obstruction, for your first time do this in a quiet room. Repeat a syllable or any short word that has no meaning in your head, silently without your voice. So repeat a mantra in your head, it can be anything but since you are new to this try “Lam” or “Ram.”

    Start by letting your mind calm down for 30 seconds, then start repeating the syllable, repeat it SILENTLY in your mind, without using your voice. Repeat it 10 20 times then stop and it will automatically start repeating on its own. After you repeat it that many times, do absolutely nothing. Do not concentrate on it, just do nothing, let your mind do the rest, you need to do *absolutely nothing*. You will notice if you do absolutely nothing that your mind will remind you of the syllable without you having to do any effort, and this is fine, this is exactly how the meditation works. Do this for exactly 15 minutes, DO NOT go above 15 minutes, this could increase your anxiety levels temporarily and cause too much stress to release.

    Once the 15 minutes is over, slowly open your eyes to not shock your nervous system and STOP thinking the syllable. Now that you have stopped thinking the syllable, just rest with your eyes closed for at least 4 minutes, preferably 5, and keep sitting down. Now if you did everything right (Did not concentrate, rested for 5 minutes after meditating) you should notice less anxiety immediately after the session, especially if you suffer from severe anxiety like 90% of us do. If you haven’t tried this meditation yet, then please try it right now if you have time, you will be happy you did. This is obviously not a scam, I’m giving you a meditation course that usually costs $1000+ for FREE.:)

  • Winner of a video, I’ve been looking for “how can i increase my self worth?” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Ever heard of Beyophia Unimaginable Blaster (should be on google have a look )? It is a great one of a kind product for discovering how to say goodbye to your shyness and anxiety without the normal expense. Ive heard some amazing things about it and my colleague got great results with it.

  • This is just superb, I have been researching “overcoming social anxiety and shyness pdf” for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried Qanwen Donuke Approach (do a google search )? Ive heard some amazing things about it and my partner got cool success with it.

  • I am still DEATHLY afraid of spiders, although mostly just ones that look like (or perhaps even truly) eat small animals. I honestly believe my greatest fear as a creative person is that no one will care what I have to say or if it will even be good enough. I cope with it as best I can, although when my father passed in April 2015, it hit that much harder because he was truly my biggest fan and advocate for what I do. I try to do little things, yet there’s this part of me that feels at 35 I must do something big and bold or else be looking back and wondering “What if?”

  • This was great, I’ve been looking for “anxiety of meeting new people” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you ever come across Qanwen Donuke Approach (do a search on google )? Ive heard some incredible things about it and my partner got great success with it.

  • Doctor i have an anxiety disorder since 8/9 years i am working as a security officer i need to speak in redio communication always when some body call me i fell fear then fell like I cannot speak. So I went to psychologist dr given me propranolol 20 mg,amitripline25 and escitalopam 20 mg taking since 2 month becoming better but now also some time feel same like before so what is happening with me is it social phobia? Which is best medicine?

  • I don’t pass out or throw up when speaking to ppl, but I do get nausea headaches shaking and on occasion I end up crying in front of ppl when doing speeches. So embarrassing.i can’t tell if I have anxiety in general or social anxiety. Even just seeing ppl makes me anxious. Ppl have told me that I’m not actually socially awkward so I can’t figure out why I have such a big fear of this. It’s also kinda frustrating because my anxiety had actually gotten better until quarantine started and now I fell like I’m back where I started ����

  • Winner of a video, I’ve been looking for “ways to cope with anxiety and stress” for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried Qanwen Donuke Approach (just google it )? Ive heard some amazing things about it and my co-worker got excellent results with it.

  • What is Atoractove Secrets and how does it work? I hear many people completely end their social anxiety with this popular social anxiety method.

  • I was very quiet around everyone, including my family. I rarely ever went out and always thought something was wrong with me, until I read the Shyness and Social Anxiety System. Then I finally knew why I acted and thought the way I did. Its helped me become a little less shy, though its still a work in progress with a long way to go. Its helping me to change my thinking bit by bit, and helping me to see that people arent as scary or as judgmental as I thought. Now Im more comfortable with holding eye contact with most people. Click here for more info about Shyness and Social Anxiety System: https://tinyurl.com/Shyness-And-Social-Anxiety-Sy

  • I am pretty sure I have social anxiety, I am so scared of what people think of me and I overthink A LOT. Like A LOT. If I do something embarrassing i’ll remember it and i’ll overthink what people though of me for months. I suck at social interaction. But I don’t know how to tell my parents i’d like to go see a therapist or something to help me because I don’t think they’d belive me. I’ve always appeared as a very social and confident girl. I don’t know what to do.

  • Asking a woman out, probably the toughest one for me, was never good at that, like a disaster. So difficult even if she was interested.

  • Can someone please explain to me why doctors usually provide Antidepressants SSRI’s for GAD, social anxiety, and OCD? In the past I have taken Escitalopram, Citalopram and Wellbutrin none of them even helped remotely with any symptoms of anxiety. All of them except the wellbutrin made me tired and only helped with depression. I just recently met with a psychiatrist from my local hospital. He has put me on fluvoxamine its day 4 and feel nothing, im slowly titrating up. I expect it to take a few weeks but don’t have much hope because of my past experiences. I have a few friends that have very bad anxiety like mine and they were put on benzodiazepines. I’ve been battling this for so long I can barely take it anymore. Every time i mention anything to the doctors they just lecture me about how i don’t know anything. Im at the mercy of them and they don’t want to hear you. It’s so hard to get help. I thinking of giving this medication 6 weeks plus therapy, then check to see if this is working for anxiety. Might get family doc to mention to phyciatrist possibly going on something more for anxiety like clonazepam if these new meds dont work.

  • someone give me some advice so when i was a kid my dad abused my fav brother and when he did that i was YOUNG and i would always go hide and cry behind the bed i think i always kept a piece of that in me and since then it was hard for me to talk to people and to this day i still have social anxiety and it sucks because people at my school know me as “the shy kid” and i hate it please help sorry if that’s a lot but I’m tired of not being myself and I just can’t build up the confidence to tell me mom yet��

  • Its not that I dont wanna talk to people its I just dont know how/what to say… I feel like whenever I talk no one listens or like im just an embarrassment/incompetent person.. its tough to even open my mouth.

  • Why is everyone saing that i am just too shy when i literally scared and i just hate speaking with strangers, my voce craks and i speak like a dieing frog

  • I’m a girl who’s so scared of talking with another girl or higher ups, because here in my country, they’re more judgemental then boys my age or younger. They judge my appearance, asking about my scores, my future, my plans, what I do, my life, talk about how I walk, and I’m very very scared.

    There’s this girl who ask me a lot of things because she wants to know more about me. I know she’s kind and caring, but it makes me shivers. I keep thinking that someday she will know my flaws (or maybe it’s not a flaw but she’ll see it that way) and leave me or replace me with someone else because I’m socially awkward and boring.

    I’m very scared of people who ask me so many stuff because I think when they finally find something, they will go “AHA! I KNEW YOU WEREN’T A GOOD/NORMAL PERSON!”. I do try to talk to them calmly and as normal as possible, but it feels like I’m faking it and it’ making me overthink more.

  • Okay so my story:
    I’m not scared of really talking to people. But when I do, I just feel that they don’t really are interested in the stuff that I say and that they would rather not listen to me, because theyre wasting their time. That’s why I don’t talk that much and exclude myself out of conversations because I think they just see me as the one boring person that is there but not really at the same time. And that’s how I’m being treated, like I don’t matter, like I’m just an extra. So I rather to stay out of this whole social thing completely and lose myself in my own world (homework, school work, music, books, writing, my family, films and serieses). These things make everything seems like home, like my own little world and I’m happy with that. But I sometimes feel so awkward when I’m in social situations, like I’m doing literally EVERYTHING wrong and that the other people think I’m such a weirdo. But that’s the worst thing I can do and I know that. So from now on I’m going to fight my social anxiety and become a better person!!! ❤️

  • At school litterly while I talk to my friends I still start getting nervous thinking ima mess up or they are going to judge me by something by what I’m wearing even though there is uniforms-

  • I’ve been studying reducing shyness quickly and discovered an awesome resource at Seans Shy Program (google it if you’re interested)

  • Good share on visualizing and actually getting out there and overcoming fear. I used to get anxiety in tight college classroom settings. Im glad I dont have to be in that setting anymore. Anxiety attacks all started in my head.

  • it was so hard for me to accept im socially anxious instead of shy. but when i share my feelings w my friends, (hoping they would understand) they just laugh and say ohh ur just shy… ��this all makes my anxiety worse…

  • Hmu if you have social anxiety I can totally talk you through it pretty quick and help you chill out a bit without medications it’s a state of mind and being in control that will make it tolerable and also unrecognized by others…

  • Who else is nervous to go to a grocery store by them selves? Like I feel like I don’t belong there, or that there’s something on my face,

  • My communications professor said I was the only student he ever had that got progressively worse grades on my public speeches. He was kind about it, but it’s not exactly the thing you want to be remembered for.

  • it’s the fact that people who don’t have this will never ever understand literally my social anxiety is so bad to point where i just wanna cry… and my voice starts getting shaky and everything then later at night i stay up feeling embarrassed. i just hate when people think im just weird or something then my sister gets mad at me when i don’t want to order my own food like she doesn’t understand.

  • Sometimes I avoid watching videos that give advice on how to overcome social anxiety because I know the things I need to do will be too much for me.
    Also, there’s hope for those who have social anxiety so extreme that they frequently have to deal with the physical symptoms that she talked about. All through my years as a teenager, I would avoid anyone or any situation that even made me slightly nervous. I’d start sweating, heart racing, can’t speak…it was a nightmare. I’m not 100% sure how these things stopped happening to me so often. I think at some point I heavily convinced myself that I didn’t care about people. I’m still nervous and all on the inside but the physical symptoms have decreased significantly. Also, I think I did exposure therapy on myself. I just forced myself to meet people when I would usually ghost them if they ever tried to meet me in person. It has helped tremendously. However, I still have the fear on the inside even though it doesn’t show as much outside. Now I just come off like I don’t care to other people lol…I guess it’s better than letting them see how terrified I am.
    I can also give presentations now without sweating profusely or losing my voice. I still shake sometimes but I can hide it better.