Join Date: May 2015
Location: Upstate New York
CBT and "self-improvement" won't fix Social Anxiety Disorder alone.
Medication can limit symptoms, but it can be expensive, create side effects as bad or worse than the anxiety and depression, and it can take you years to find the right combinations (yes, plural) that work for specifically, if at all.
And all of that comes after the therapist/psychiatrist search/fiasco.
I think a personal padded room would be cheaper, safer, and more effective than what's mentioned in the OP.