#Social Anxiety Disorder

What is Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder)?

Social phobia, also referred to as social anxiety disorder, is a common mental health condition. It is a type of anxiety disorder. Those affected by it experience fear and anxiety in specific or all social situations, due to a fear of being judged or humiliated. Learn more about social phobia in this overview.
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What Is Exposure Therapy?

Exposure therapy is a form of behavioral therapy. It is designed to help someone overcome fear or anxiety associated with a specific activity or situation. Exposure therapy breaks the cycle of avoidance that many people find themselves in. This article will explain what exposure therapy involves, as well as the...
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Neural "Noise" May Signal Psychiatric Treatment Efficacy

It remains a central challenge in psychiatry to reliably judge whether a patient will respond to treatment. In a new study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Germany show that moment-to-moment fluctuations in brain activity can reliably predict whether patients with social anxiety disorder will be receptive to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

Everyone looking at you

Have you ever had the feeling that everyone was looking at you in a crowded mall or grocery store? This feeling is enough to make you sweat, avoid eye contact with others, or just skip going shopping all together. As you walk through the store or a crowded environment with people you don’t know, you begin to wonder if they are seeing the 50 things wrong with your outfit or hair. You are your biggest critic and your biggest fear is being negatively judged by others. We all feel shy or anxious sometimes, but typical shyness does not persist to the extent of intense fear or anxiety of social situations where the person may be scrutinized by others. This falls more in line with social anxiety disorder (social phobia).
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Can CBD Impact Your Brain Function?

This article was originally published on CBD Cream Site. To view the original article, click here. The short answer to that question is yes. Numerous studies conducted recently are claiming that CBD could significantly impact brain functions positively. According to experts, our endocannabinoid system has numerous endocannabinoids that can bind with the cannabinoid receptors that are present throughout the central and peripheral nervous system. The endocannabinoid system regulates body functions that include memory, appetite, pain, and stress response.

VistaGen Therapeutics Expands Clinical Development Of PH94B With Initiation Of Phase 2A Trial In Adjustment Disorder

Study Launches Phase 2A Clinical Program Designed to Explore PH94B's Potential in Multiple Additional Anxiety Disorders. Phase 2A Study in Adjustment Disorder to Run in Parallel with Ongoing Phase 3 Studies in Acute Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder. SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VistaGen Therapeutics,...

Experts Link Picky Eating With Social Anxiety Disorder In College Students

Children with finicky food choices often frustrate parents. But they take solace in one hope. They will come out of it as they grow up. Researchers, however, have bad news for you. Children may carry this habit along with them as they enter into adulthood. They may limit the number of foods they intake to 13 items.

Dr. Jennifer Ashton opens up about what it's like to live with anxiety

(NEW YORK) -- Dr. Jennifer Ashton's anxiety attacks started to happen after she had a severe allergic reaction to a food. "I had a couple of episodes where I thought mistakenly that I had eaten that same food that I was allergic to," said Ashton, ABC News' chief medical correspondent and a board-certified OBGYN. "And even though I was not having any true physical symptoms of an anaphylactic reaction, once my mind went there, it was almost like a marble rolling off the edge of a table."

What Is Major Depression With Anxious Distress?

Anxious distress is not the same as having an anxiety disorder along with major depressive disorder. Physical tension, feeling something bad will happen or you'll lose control, are signs of anxious distress in a major depressive episode. Anxious distress within depression is believed to elevate suicidal thinking and activity. It's...
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School Counselor Raises Mental Health Awareness, Pens Candid Book

Heavy life stressors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dropped on the doorsteps of many individuals, is a prime reminder to embrace World Mental Health Day on October 10. Isolation, illness and death of family members and friends, and students learning virtually while many of their parents worked from home are just a few key issues connected to pandemic pressure. Amidst efforts to stay optimistic, an abstract authored by Mürşide Zengin, Emriye Hilal Yayan, and Elanur Vicnelioğlu found that children are facing “moderate or high levels of anxiety,” due to changes in their young lives.

Top 7 psychology stories of September 2021

The stories listed below were the seven most popular PsyPost articles in September of 2021. Click the headline to read the full story. 1. Shame helps explain the link between vulnerable narcissism and insecure attachment among young adults. A new study published in BMC Psychiatry pinpoints the role of shame...