Is there a cure for social anxiety disorder?

Currently, there is no surefire cure for social anxiety disorder, but some people's symptoms may disappear after treatment. For many people, the symptoms can be controlled with medication, therapy, and self-help practice to avoid relapse. Do not be discouraged if early treatment isn't immediately successful. Treatment can take time, and there may be a bit of trial and error involved before you find the right medication for you.

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