Social anxiety disorder is generally treated with psychotherapy (sometimes called “talk” therapy), medication, or both.Speak with your doctor or health care provider about the best treatment for you.
For example, if you have underdeveloped social skills, you may feel discouraged after talking with people and may worry about doing it in the future.
By learning more about fear and anxiety in the brain, scientists may be able to create better treatments.
Researchers are also looking for ways in which stress and environmental factors may play a role.
Sometimes, they end up staying away from places or events where they think they might have to do something that will embarrass them.
Some people with the disorder do not have anxiety in social situations but have performance anxiety instead.