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Are there alternative treatments for social anxiety disorders?

Exposure therapy is another type of therapy that has been shown to be effective in the treatment of social anxiety disorders. In exposure therapy, the person with social phobia is exposed to the anxiety-provoking situation over and over again so that they get used to it and eventually feel more comfortable. People with social phobia may also be taught stress reduction and relaxation techniques to help alleviate social-anxiety symptoms.


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