As-salamu `Alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh (May Allah's Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!) during my reading and research in the Internet I knew that I have "social phobia," and praise be to Allah for all conditions. I recall that its symptoms happened to me in secondary school but in certain situations, such as: when I read, listen, or participate, and the case continued with me in collage in some situations which I forgot by the pass of time. However, I do not feel that there is a real problem but when I decided not to miss Takbirat-ul-Ihram (saying: "Allahu Akbar [Allah is the Greatest]" upon starting Prayer) and discovered then that I would be an imam for Musalli (people who offer Salah) in public Salah when the imam is absent which I do not like because I tried it sometimes and the symptoms of phobia possessed me significantly, and praise be to Allah for all conditions. One day I decided to break this barrier and went to call for Salah, but unfortunately the same result and now I have two barriers instead of one, and praise be to Allah for all conditions. I started to come late to Salah because of this phobia but by the passage of time I decided to find a solution after it had touched upon something important in my life, which is Salah; after I had read in the Internet, I found that all solutions lead to two things: Behavior therapy which I do not feel that is has a benefit in my condition. The second is the advice of visiting a psychiatric. Going to a psychiatric is good but if there is a reliable doctor in addition to the available of money which are not available in my environment. What I want to say is: Could you give me medication for social phobia? May Allah protect you!
Dear valued brother,
Welcome to (Alukah) Website and thank you for your trust.
I have read your message and I salute your keenness to understand your problem and trying to overcome it. Actually, I disagree with you that behavior therapy is not useful, where it was proven that behavior therapy that is done probably has many benefits, not only for phobia but also in developing your personality in general. As for visiting a psychiatric, there are many skillful doctors in common hospitals and even in private acts in many regions in KSA, many of them are trustworthy, particularly, after the availability of medicine and actions which does not cause addiction or train.
Ethics of the profession prevents any doctor to give medication remotely and without seeing or examining the patient. What I can say to you is to tell me which medicine a psychiatric described after the visit until he informed you of what may reform your affairs.
May Allah guide you to things which please Him! And you always are welcomed in Alukah Website.