Posted by TheOutsider on November 17, 2004, at 17:18:08
Hi every one
I live in the UK and suffer from social anxiety which is making my life a bit of a misery at the moment.
I have not responded to SSRIs or Clomipramine and would be willing to try an MAOI since I think that they could really help me.
I've made an appointment to see a private doctor next Thursday, because the help I have recieved on the NHS (National Health Service)has been inadequite.
I have never met this doctor before. I spoke to him briefly on the phone, he seemed like a nice guy, but when I mentioned MAOIs he laughed and said he never used them as there are newer and more effective treatments (!)
I assume that he is just ignorent about MAOIs since he is quite young.
Is there any evidence that demonstrates that MAOIs are reasonably safe when used apropriatly, and also that they are more effictive than SSRIs and Tryciclics for Social anxiety?