I am new to the forum. I am a father to a 12 year old son. He has anxiety disorder and I am worried about him. After having an embarrassing incident in the elementary school he hesitates to go to school or go out to public places. He is currently home schooled. He has his own way of life. No friends, and no hang outs, he is secluded mostly in his room. He is growing up and it's time to shape his personality. He needs to know to take care of himself. I think we should get him proper therapy to overcome his fears. And my friend's were telling me about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help cure the social anxiety disorder. But, I have heard it is for bipolar or depression. I haven't felt he is depressed. he does his chores and keeps his room neat and clean, listens to music and reads fiction and nonfiction. Could this therapy help him overcome his fears? Please share your thoughts. Any suggestions to help my son are appreciated. Thank you.