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What should I do about my social anxiety disorder symptoms?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Your best response to social anxiety disorder symptoms depends on the type and severity of your symptoms. Some people can successfully manage their social phobia symptoms on their own, so they do not need treatment. Other people find their symptoms incapacitating and very disruptive to their everyday lives. Getting diagnosis and treatment of your social anxiety disorder can significantly reduce symptoms, so talk to a doctor if you feel like your fears are interfering with your quality of life.

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