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How does one cope with social anxiety disorder?

Dr. Seema Sehgal, a board-certified Psychiatrist, explains that those that are affected by social anxiety disorder experience impacts on their work and personal and peer relationships, their ability to interview, speak up in projects and presentations and in order to avoid the embarrassment and fear and humiliation they start to isolate so their world starts to really shrink and sometimes they use mal adaptive mechanisms like substance use to try and manage these really uncomfortable symptoms.

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