Wednesday, September 30, 2009

What is Social Anxiety Disorder

Medication can help you relieve your anxiety a great deal but it is not the complete cure for it. Therapy and some lifestyle changes accompanied by medicines can help you overcome your social anxiety easily. Some lifestyle changes that you are required to do are avoiding smoking, alcohol and caffeine and get proper sleep. Medicines that are used to treat social anxiety disorder are divided into three major classes; beta blockers, antidepressants and benzodiazepines. The beta blockers are prescribed to patients to help calm the physical symptoms of social anxiety. They are used one or half an hour before a social anxiety provoking situation. Names of beta blockers used are Propanolol and Atenolol.