Treatment Of Social Anxiety Disorder Essay

1508 Words Dec 16th, 2015 7 Pages
If somebody discloses their knowledge regarding an abuse they have experienced, are currently experiencing, or are otherwise uninvolved in, it is important to inform them of the treatments and actions they are able to pursue. To share this knowledge with someone is to give them hope. Unsurprisingly, it is very common for victims to develop psychological disorders as a result of their experiences. Fortunately, the majority of these disorders are very treatable through therapy and medication.
S Seedat, an author and member of the psychiatry department at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, states that “The main goals of treatment in Social Anxiety Disorder are to treat core symptoms and comorbidities, reduce functional impairment and avoidance, and improve the quality of life” (192). Sufferers of social anxiety disorder (SAD) may be prescribed either therapy or drugs. Prescribed drugs may include various selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), Venlafaxine, Phenelzine, Moclobemide, pregabalin, gabapentin, and anticonvulsants. The most commonly prescribed drugs are SSRIs, although prescriptions are based on which symptoms the patient feels affect them most. Common therapies are psycho-education, in-session exposure to feared situations, applied relaxation, cognitive behavioral therapy, and social skills training.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is also commonly developed by those who have experienced sexual trauma, especially when they are in the beginning stages…

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