A Personal Note to People with Social Anxiety

- 来自托马斯A. Richards博士:





When you go through comprehensive cognitive-behavioral therapy, which is what should be done in any treatment program, your social anxiety will begin to diminish, and will gradually allow you to begin leading a life free from undue anxiety, avoidance, and restrictions.



Luckily, I can tell you that most people do not make this decision.

Learning involves repetition, reinforcement, and sticking to our new rational thinking methods. There is no magic here. It is purely common-sense material. This material, like any other new material in life, must be "practiced" into the brain, much like learning a musical instrument must be practiced before we become proficient.


I would urge everyone to get started as soon as possible with cognitive therapy to overcome social anxiety. It can and does change lives.

Once you get started, you will see there is more than just light at the end of the tunnel.

--Thomas A. Richards, Ph.D.