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I just searched my town's public library's database on their website for books on SA and "Painfully Shy" by Barbara Markway sounded to be the most helpful to me (but I'm judging by the titles, so..). Has anybody read this? Is it helpful at all?

The other books they have are:
Helping your anxious child: a step-by-step guide for parents. The authors name is not provided (I'm not my parent so I wasn't sure if this would help any)

Anxiety disorders (my second choice by first glance) by Sucheta Connolly.

Overcoming crystal meth addiction: an essential guide to getting clean (lol, what?)

Anyways, any suggestions/tips would be great. Thanks
 

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I just searched my town's public library's database on their website for books on SA and "Painfully Shy" by Barbara Markway sounded to be the most helpful to me (but I'm judging by the titles, so..). Has anybody read this? Is it helpful at all?

The other books they have are:
Helping your anxious child: a step-by-step guide for parents. The authors name is not provided (I'm not my parent so I wasn't sure if this would help any)

Anxiety disorders (my second choice by first glance) by Sucheta Connolly.

Overcoming crystal meth addiction: an essential guide to getting clean (lol, what?)

Anyways, any suggestions/tips would be great. Thanks
i have that book and im not impressed at all

the best books on sa are overcoming sa and shyness by gillian butler , and the shyness and social anxiety workbook by richard p swinson.

even if your libary doesnt have those books they can usually order them for you for about 80p per book.

i ordered some albert ellis books and they turned up. his books were written years ago so im sure your libabry would have no difficulty in finding modern books like the 2 i suggested
 

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thanks for your help, everyone. I'll definitely look into those suggestions. I'm about to check out the PDF version that TheWhiteGorilla posted but I'll take your words for it that it's not helpful. Thanks anyways =)
 

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Try also books by John Bradhaw on the subject of the Inner Child, and books on REBT by Windy Dryden, particularly "Ten Steps To Positive Living."
 

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I bought and read that book a long time ago. It was ok but it didn't help me much. My SA didn't get any better after reading it, but it did help me understand SA more and what causes it. It has exercises that you can do but I never did them because they seemed far fetched and unrealistic to me.

Overall I wouldn't recommend you buy it, but if you can rent it from the library it wouldn't hurt to read it. You could read the first few chapters and see if you like it or not.
 

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I have read Painfully Shy.
I didn't dislike it, but try reading Dying of Embarrassment: Help for Social Anxiety & Phobia, also by Barbara Markway, as well as a few other people.
I found that incredibly helpful. Like, I credit that, my therapist, and my best friend (who both helped me follow the exercises, etc. that I did from that book) with all of my progress.
 
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