A 26-year-old student reports feeling very anxious when giving a presentation, taking an examination, or meeting an authority figure. In these situations, he has palpitations, tremors, blushing, and sweating, and he is fearful that he will embarrass himself. He reports having few social contacts and avoids going to parties and making phone calls, but he feels lonely. His anxieties started during his teenage years and have increased considerably since he started attending a university. How should this case be managed?

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