There can be a turning point when one becomes fed up with social anxiety, this troublesome condition which can keep one from doing the things one really loves, or can even turn one into a bit of a recluse. It is very true that social anxiety symptoms are not so uncommon. In fact, many people suffer from some degree of social anxiety, and anyone can feel this at one time or another. But some people are factually disabled in their life because of it’s very daunting symptoms.
Extreme fear of embarrassing oneself in social situations, dreading an upcoming social event for days or weeks beforehand, fearfulness of being in any public or social situation with the attendant heart pounding, voice quaking, blood rushing to the head and feeling like one might just faint – these are terrifically difficult symptoms that would put a damper on any party or social discourse. This is where specifically addressing the condition can turn one’s life around in a big and positive way. More and more studies are ongoing in an attempt to trace any suspected factors that may be magnifying the symptoms or causing them to linger. Some of these potential treatment factors might be diet and nutrition, genetic disposition, toxicity burden, and others. A number of studies have been done to trace any neurological factors that could be detected and possibly treated with targeted nutritional therapy and other non-invasive methods. Instead of these and the aforementioned light therapies, the mainstream social anxiety treatments have traditionally been the prescribing of tranquilizers to assist a person’s anxiety level. this is a temporary relief because the problem is that these medications may mask but do not ever cure the condition. And they may cause new symptoms to add to a person’s discomfort and troubles.
Instead of encouraging use of medications that temporary relieve symptoms, we employ corrective treatments that aim to address the condition head-on and create long-term relief.
At Alternative to Meds Center, the treatments for social anxiety are healthy and even pleasant. Many people have experienced great relief from their social anxiety disorder symptoms through these methods. Call us at 1 (800) 301-3753 for more information. One of our friendly and helpful staff would be more than happy to discuss options for treatment that are available for social anxiety and for many other distressing conditions.
Dr. John Motl, M.D.
Dr. Motl is currently certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry, and Board eligible in Neurology and licensed in the state of Arizona. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in biology and minors in chemistry and philosophy. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine with a Doctor of Medicine. Dr. Motl has studied Medical Acupuncture at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine and at U.C.L.A.