Aoa doc . my wife is having social anxiety disorder so after every 3to 4 day she had panic attacks so she takes lexotnil and pramcit for relax but we want to get rid of this problm se what can we do ?
MBBS, DPM, MCPS, FCPS | Lahore
Your wife needs adequate dose adjustment. Regular follow up. Psychotherapy is also needed.
Long-term use of lexotanil may cause dependence.
2 years ago
MBBS, FCPS (Psychiatry) | Karachi
Your wife is taking medicine but still symptoms are there, in social anxiety what we do we try to avoid the situation which further reinforces the anxiety and panic and sometimes we become anticipated this is the behavioural issue which need psychotherapy session medications only covers the symptoms and y s treatment should be reviewed, it is advised to visit a psychiatrist
FCPS (Psychaitry) | Karachi
Plz consult prof saad Bashir Malik or brig shahid Rashid in lahore
Hi! All type of anxiety disorders needs continous follow up with psychotherapist. Social anxiety is maintained when situation is avoided to get an escape from panic attack or panic like symptom
Management starts from making list of all those situation where social anxiety gets triggered
from least to most
1. With husband at home in presence of unvited guest
2. Talking to a stranger on the phone
3. Talking to opposite gender
4. Going for shopping and asking someone for something
5. Going for an interview or parent teacher meeting
and till 10 one should make a list and from least to most start working
Attending body senstation while having social anxiety like sweating siking heart should be noted and then one should not maximize perception of those symptoms in particular situation
obviously these all techniques are easier said then done, so a therapeutic assistance should be required.
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