Our expert says:
Importing Narduil from the USa would be a very stupid idea, and I'm surprised any competent shrink would even talk about it. It is NOT magically effective in Social Aniety Disorder, and it's a poor shrink who thinks drugs alone are the answer. ANY MAOI including the much much safer and more convenient Aurorix, the closely related but safer RIMA ( which reversibly inhibits the same chemical as the older MAOI's. ( see elsewhere in H24 00 http://www.health24.com/mind/Anxiety/1284-1295,13086.asp )
SSRI antidepressants are just as effective in treating it, and CBT counselling is BRILLIANT at treating this disorder effectively, rapidly and well, and the best available treatment would be to combine an SSRI with CBT.
Rivotril is rubbish in this condition and I am suspicious of how many doctors seem to use this drug for almost anything, while there's no good evidence that it's especially useful for ANYTHING. Its very sedating and that is unhelpful. I would never use any benzo in treating this condition except in rare and unusual circumstances. A beta blocker can be temporarily useful as part of the larger treatment plan, but it only relieves the purely physical symptoms and has no useful impact whatsoever on the psychological / emotional symptoms.
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