For many people, the prospect of having to sell themselves in an interview is terrifying; for those with social anxiety disorder (SAD) it can be nearly impossible. Following are some rapid tips to help you get through your next interview:
- Reach Your Destination Early: There is nothing worse than being hurried on your way to an interview. Give yourself plenty of time.
- Inhale: If you find upsetting during an interview, take long slow breaths from your diaphragm.
- Congratulate yourself: Even if you don't get the job, praise yourself on doing the interview. Never ruminate about what you think might have gone wrong, and think about how you could progress your interviewing skills in the future.
In general, both medication and therapy have been shown to be very effective in treating SAD. People with generalized SAD regularly respond best to a combination of medication and therapy while persons with specific SAD may find that therapy alone is enough. Here is a list of the main types of medication used as well as the components of cognitive-behavioral therapy, the most helpful form of therapy for SAD.
Several different types of medication and therapies are recommended to treat SAD. Each has its benefits and difficulties depending on particular situation. Some of them are:
- Beta Blockers
- Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
- Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
- Exposure, Cognitive Restructuring, Social Skills Training
- Other Psychotherapies