Saturday, 9 January 2021

Treatment Guidelines for Social Anxiety Disorder

Treatment Guidelines for Social Anxiety Disorder

Preferable Choices     

  1. SSRIs,
  2. Pregabalin, Gabapentin

Second-line Treatments

  • Benzodiazepine augmentation of an SSRI,
  • Propranolol for performance anxiety
  • Valproate
  • Moclobemide
  • Phenelzine
  • Levetiracetam
  • Olanzapine
  • Venlafaxine

FDA Approved Drugs,

  • Sertraline
  • Paroxetine
  • Venlafaxine

Psychotherapy        

  1. CBT for social phobia
  2. Self-exposure monotherapy therapy
  3. Computer-based exposure training
  4. Clinician-led exposure



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