Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Remedy #99 Ann Arbor Psychoanalysts Pilot New Program for Treating Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder can often paralyze people for years without them taking any actions to cure it. Since it's often quite normal for people to have social anxiety from time to time, people often ignore their symptoms for years thinking they'll likely outgrow it. However, many don't.

The Andrew Kukes Foundation has now partnered with the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute to start a program to help people cure their social phobia. The program team is made up of 15 clinical psychoanalysts who'll conduct one-on-one intensive psychotherapy sessions with individuals afflicted with the condition. The sessions will help them deal with their social anxiety in behavioral terms. In some cases, medications will be added to the treatment. The treatment will last for several years, with the initial program treating 10 individuals. About three people have been accepted so far. Dr. Dushyant Trivedi is the clinical director and Dr. Marvin Margolis is the project director. To find out more, click the link below.

Following that, is a related video-- What are the symptoms of social anxiety?

Source: http://www.annarbor.com/news/ann-arbor-psychoanalysts-pilot-new-program-for-treating-social-anxiety/