While medication can be very helpful in some cases, it is not the "solution". Medication will not be a cure.
Medication generally works fast (if it works), permanent results can only occur by solving the underlying problems.
These factors are:
Research also shows over 60% of people who have been prescribed an SSRI have had fairly negative responses.
Anti anxiety agents
These medications can be very helpful for people with social phobia. These social phobia medications are tolerated well and almost always help.
Sides effects are: tiredness at first. There seems to be more research support for the use of Ativan (lorazepam) and Klonopin (clonazepam) in the treatment of social phobia than the other anti-anxiety medications.
When stopping anti-anxiety use, it is necessary to taper off the medication slowly, by reducing the dose gradually over a period of 3 to 4 weeks.
MAOIs - Social Phobia Medication
Many people with social anxiety do not need this medication, however.
If a medication is needed in addition to the anti-anxiety agents, these medications have been shown to work best for social anxiety disorder.
Research does show, Parnate as opposed to Nardil, is more effective with (generalized) social anxiety disorder, provided there are no other anxiety or mental health care complications. (Nardil has been shown by research to be effective, also. These medications require slight food restrictions.
RIMAs - Social Phobia Medication
It will then be mailed to you. In general, moclobemide appears to be much less effective for social phobia than Parnat or Nardil.
Tri-cyclic antidepressants (TCAs) - Social Phobia Medication
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