A particular type of psychological therapy cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), has been shown to help treat social anxiety disorder.
Often your doctor will recommend therapy first and then add medicine if needed. But your treatment plan will depend on what you and your doctor decide is best for you.
You will be guided by a professional Clinical Psychologist
to imagine you are facing the feared situation until you no longer fear
it, such as talking in a small group and then addressing large group.
Social skills training. This therapy helps you develop the skills you need in social situations through rehearsing and role-playing. Your anxiety
is reduced as you become more comfortable with and prepared for the feared social situations.
This therapy helps you learn to identify and improve fearful thinking to help you better handle social situations.
Symptom management skills
This therapy teaches you how to reduce stress by controlling your breathing and other physical responses to anxiety.
Along with the medicines therapy is must as it is a behavioural problem.