Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety Disorder Self-Reported Severity Scale Validated in English-Speaking Adults

Social Anxiety Disorder Self-Reported Severity Scale Validated in English-Speaking Adults

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Social anxiety disorder (SAD), also known as social phobia, is highly prevalent and is associated with a significant functional impairment.

Testosterone Aids Those With Social Anxiety

Testosterone Aids Those With Social Anxiety

After receiving a dose of testosterone, participants with social anxiety disorder were less likely to avoid eye contact.

Acts of Kindness As Therapy for Social Anxiety

Acts of Kindness As Therapy for Social Anxiety

Undergraduate students with social anxiety who engaged in acts of kindness had the largest drop in the desire to avoid social interactions.

Excessive Serotonin in Brain Linked to Social Anxiety Disorder

Excessive Serotonin in Brain Linked to Social Anxiety Disorder

Brain scans found those with social anxiety produced an abundance of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the amygdala.

Can Fermented Foods Protect Against Social Anxiety?

Can Fermented Foods Protect Against Social Anxiety?

People who consumed a lot of fermented foods had fewer symptoms of social anxiety in those with high neuroticism.

Pets May Help Ease Social Anxiety in Kids With Autism

Pets May Help Ease Social Anxiety in Kids With Autism

When kids with autism started playing with guinea pigs, their skin conductance, a measure of anxiety, started to decline.

Attention Training in Treating Social Anxiety Disorder

Attention Training in Treating Social Anxiety Disorder

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Attention training teaches patients how to shift their focus away from unhelpful thoughts and feelings.

Psychiatric Impacts of Video Games, Internet Addiction on Children

Psychiatric Impacts of Video Games, Internet Addiction on Children

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Internet and gaming addiction is a serious issue for many children and teens and has been linked to ADHD, social anxiety and depression.

Tips for Coping with Social Anxiety Disorder During the Holidays

Tips for Coping with Social Anxiety Disorder During the Holidays

Encouraging patients to overcome small challenges little by little can add up to significant progress in the long run.

Atypical Depression Associated With More Severe Social Anxiety

Atypical Depression Associated With More Severe Social Anxiety

Patients with atypical depression more likely to have earlier onset of social anxiety disorder than those with standard depression.

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