A cure for social anxiety

Social phobia is the most common anxiety disorder of our time. But the current treatment regimen for patients with this diagnosis has not proven very effective. Now a team of researchers believes they have found a cure for social anxiety disorders.

Dec 28

Categories: Anxiety, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Fearful 'Memories' Passed Between Generations

New study on mice suggests parents' fears can be passed on to their children. Implications of the study on understanding alcohol addiction, phobias and anxiety are discussed.

Dec 27

Categories: Addictions, Anxiety, Other, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...

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The misery of weird phobias

Having a fear of buttons may sound hilarious, but in reality it can be debilitating. Patients need to be taken more seriously, by both the media and doctors, say experts.

Dec 22

Categories: Phobias, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Social Media, Loneliness, and Anxiety in Young People

Is there a role for social media in perpetuating anxiety through feelings of disconnection and loneliness? At first glance, social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter seem to be a modern means of facilitating our connectedness with others, ...

Dec 16

Categories: Addictions, Social Anxiety / Phobia, Social Isolation

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Anxiety measure for children with autism proven reliable

Drexel University professor devised a new method to diagnose children on the spectrum for anxiety symptoms – which tend to be masked by symptoms of autism was recently proven to be effective.

Dec 12

Categories: Anxiety, Autism spectrum disorders, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Sad movies help us bond with those around us - and alleviate pain

If you were old enough to see a PG-13 movie in 1997, chances are you went to see Titanic. And chances are you cried. You might have even seen the film multiple times, doing your part to make it the highest-grossing sob fest in movie history. Now, a ...

Oct 7

Categories: Relationships & Marriage, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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A Combination Treatment Is Best For Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder is thought to affect around 1 in 8 people, and is more than just being shy.

Jul 7

Categories: Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Patients with Misophonia Require Help and Understanding

Some people find the sound of nails on a chalkboard or the rumbling of a snoring spouse irritating, but what if the sound of someone breathing sent you into a fit of rage? This is a reality for many sufferers of misophonia.

Nov 28

Categories: Anxiety, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Understanding And Overcoming Loneliness

Many lonely people wish they had social plans or a bigger network of friends to call upon. But sometimes, even when they do, they avoid contact. And this can lead to a downward spiral of more loneliness.

Oct 1

Categories: Social Anxiety / Phobia, Social Isolation

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Study: Fermented foods and reduced social anxiety

In a new study of the mind-gut connection, eating fermented foods, which contain probiotics, were associated with reduced symptoms of social anxiety for student participants. Giving new meaning to the old cliché of "you are what you eat," the ...

Jul 12

Categories: Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Anxiety: The Reason It Can Socially Isolate You

Anxiety has a strange effect on this critical social ability, study finds. Anxiety interferes with the ability to take other people’s perspective, new research reveals. Anxiety makes people focus more on themselves and reduces their empathy for ...

Jul 8

Categories: Anxiety, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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How social anxiety manifests on Facebook

For many shy people, online social networking sites have an obvious appeal – a way to socialise without the unpredictable immediacy of a face-to-face encounter. However, a new study finds that people who are socially anxious betray their ...

Jul 8

Categories: Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Social Anxiety Linked To Surprise Chemical Imbalance In The Brain

Drugs commonly prescribed for social anxiety could be making the problem worse. Social anxiety disorder is linked to higher levels of serotonin in the brain, not lower as previously thought. People with both social anxiety actually produce more of ...

Jun 22

Categories: Social Anxiety / Phobia

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How to instantly feel more powerful?

There are bound to be times when you feel anxious in situations, regardless of your usual confidence level. When we feel anxiety or stress, we develop our own way to cope with it by engaging in various techniques like imagining the audience are ...

May 23

Categories: Anxiety, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Nomophobia - Panicking with Unavailability of Mobile Phones

Frustrated and anxious when your phone is out of battery or you can’t seem to find your phone anywhere. This is known as nomophobia, in other words “no mobile phone phobia”.

May 9

Categories: Anxiety, Panic issues, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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