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Social Anxiety Disorder - Home Treatment

While counseling and medicines are the most effective treatments for social anxiety disorder, you may wish to reduce your anxiety level at home by practicing a healthy lifestyle.

If you drink alcohol or use drugs in an attempt to gain confidence to face feared social situations, it is possible to develop substance abuse problems in addition to social anxiety disorder.

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    Last Updated: June 13, 2013
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