Psychiatrist Questions Social Anxiety Disorder

How can I help my son get through his social anxiety?

My son is extremely scared to talk to people, and is very anxious in social settings. What can I do to help him get through this social anxiety?

3 Answers

You can role play with him if he is open to it. Counseling would help.
Therapy can be very helpful in managing social anxiety and in some situations the combination of medications such as SSRIs and therapy can be the ideal treatment.
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This is a significant problem that probably requires professional intervention and perhaps medication. A child psychiatrist would be your best choice.