To be honest, for the past year or so I have tried 3 SSRIs (Lexapro, Paxil, and Prozac [in that order with varies dosages]) and I don't feel that it makes me more calm in social situations. I've noticed from a couple of threads in here that people have noticed "a difference" when taking the medication. I don't. Now with Xanax I do feel a bit more relaxed whenever I'm in a social situation or in general, but I obviously don't want to take it everyday just so I feel relaxed. Any SSRIs that have the same quick effect as Xanax, but not as habit forming or addicting? As a sidenote I was diagnosed with Social Anxiety Disorder, but I feel it's more Avoidant Personality Disorder.