People who are suffering from social anxiety disorder hate social situations. Their fears toward social situation are so unrealistic and overwhelming. Just with a thought of socialize with other people can cause them panic. This disorder can be a serious problem because it prevents people to enjoy their life.
This is why many social anxiety sufferers wish to cure their problems. The causes of the anxiety are different from people to people. Because of this, not every sufferer can be treated with the same social anxiety methods.
Some people need prescribed drugs or medicines to control their disorders, while other can perfectly deal with their problems without it.
For starter, seeking the professional help is the best thing you can choose. The psychologists can show you how to overcome the social anxiety disorder once they determined and figure out the underlying causes of the disorder. For those who have trust issues that developed in childhood, consulting with a therapist will help them to overcome these issues. Changing your lifestyle can help to reduce the frequency of the attacks, but it is not that simple. The individual first needs to understand his anxiety conditions; what causes it and what triggers the attacks.
Changing your lifestyle aside, you also need to change your diet plans. If possible, try to cut down or avoid eating/drinking food that contains caffeine. Believe it or not, caffeine can make people feel more anxious and tense than usual.
It is because caffeine stimulates your brain, and this makes it harder for you to relax than usual. Drinking alcohol and smoking also provide the same effect as caffeine, only in worse degree. So, for people who have social anxiety, it is wise for them to avoid it at all cost.
Also, it is essential for an individual to get enough sleep at night. A strong and relaxed body will reduce the chances of anxiety attack from happening.
Although anxiety disorder can be controlled through those techniques that I mentioned above, there are occasional that medication treatment can be more effective and helpful to the sufferers.
Benzodiazepines and antidepressants are two popular and powerful prescribed drugs that had been used to treat many patients in the past. With these medications, the patients are able to feel good and handle him life in the social situations, although it is a temporary effect. Nonetheless, it gives the patients the opportunity to adjust or enjoy his social life. However, one should never consider these as a long-term solution as it only temporary suppressing/relieving the anxiety symptoms for certain durations. Not to mention that long-term usage of medications can provide a very harmful effects on the patient’s health.