Mental health disorders

Social anxiety disorder

(Social phobia)

Top Medications for Social anxiety disorder according to our users

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All Medications for Social anxiety disorder

  • Antidepressant > Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI)

    • Effexor
      (Venlafaxine)
      Prescription only

      Effexor (Venlafaxine) is good for treating depression and anxiety. May work when other antidepressants haven't, it's but more likely to cause side effects and withdrawal symptoms than other antidepressants.Will Effexor work for you?

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Extended release
  • Antidepressant > Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)

    • Paxil
      (Paroxetine)
      Prescription only

      Paxil (Paroxetine) is good for treating depression and anxiety but it causes more weight gain, sleepiness, and withdrawal symptoms than other antidepressants.Will Paxil work for you?

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Extended release tablet
      • Liquid
    • Zoloft
      (Sertraline)
      Prescription only

      Zoloft (Sertraline) is good for treating depression and anxiety. It's more likely to cause insomnia and diarrhea than other antidepressants.Will Zoloft work for you?

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Liquid
    • Prozac
      (Fluoxetine)
      Prescription only

      Prozac (Fluoxetine) is good for treating depression and anxiety. It's more energizing than other antidepressants, but may not be the best choice for people who have trouble sleeping.Will Prozac work for you?

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Delayed release capsule
      • Liquid
  • Anti-anxiety > Benzodiazepine

    • Klonopin
      (Clonazepam)
      Prescription only

      Klonopin (Clonazepam) is okay for occasional or short-term use (up to 4 weeks) for anxiety, and to treat seizures. Less severe withdrawal symptoms compared to similar drugs.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Dissolving tablet

Medication side effects for Social anxiety disorder

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  • Paxil: 4%
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Tips, success stories, and coping strategies for Social anxiety disorder

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What’s your best coping strategy?
  • One of the things that helped me the most is knowing that my anxiety was the reason I was acting that way, and it helped me push through a lot of things. Also concentrating on your breathing when you get freaked out.
Besides medications, what else has worked for you?
  • Lots of exercise! And finding someone you can get to do things for you or with you (like I have friends who answered my phone for me when I couldn't answer calls from strangers)