If you are diagnosed with ]]>social anxiety disorder]]> , your doctor may prescribe medication to help you feel less anxious and afraid. A doctor or counselor who is trained in treating social anxiety disorder can also help you to become more comfortable in social situations. The optimal treatment for most patients includes a combination of drug therapy and psychotherapy (eg, ]]>cognitive-behavioral therapy]]> ).

Treatment involves the following:

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Surgical procedures are not indicated for the treatment of social anxiety disorder.