Social anxiety disorder, or social phobia, is a psychiatric condition in which people have such intense fear of social situations that it gets in the way of their normal daily lives. The most common treatments are talk therapy, anti-anxiety medications, and antidepressants. In a recent study published in The Lancet Psychiatry, researchers set out to compare the effects of these different therapies on people with this disorder. They found that cognitive behavioral therapy was more effective in treating patients than any of the medications. Talk therapy may also be superior to medication because there’s a better chance that the benefits continue after the treatment ends, the researchers said.
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