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How is social anxiety disorder treated?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Treatment options for social anxiety disorders include psychotherapy and medication. Many doctors use these treatments together. The type of therapy usually used to treat social anxiety disorders is called cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT. Antidepressant medications are frequently used to treat social phobia, but other drugs may be used as well.

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