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The Best Treatment for Social Anxiety
Social Anxiety (sometimes referred to as "social phobia") is an issue that is practically ubiquitous. Almost everyone suffers from it at some point in their lives. Many people grow out of their social anxiety (their "shy phase") through exposure to social situations. However, there are many others whose social anxiety is more complex and more deeply rooted. For these individuals, it simply doesn't get better with time - with repeated exposure to social situations. Instead, it often worsens and can lead to isolation, loneliness, and ultimately to depression or substance abuse. The good news is that social anxiety is a very treatable condition.
If you are interested in overcoming your social anxiety, the best form of treatment is psychotherapy from a qualified therapist. There are a number of kinds of therapy that have been scientifically proven to help with social anxiety. To find out more about these, check out our page on Evidence Based Therapies.