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Social Anxiety Symptoms – Do I have social phobia or am I just shy? by Matt A. Posted Mon 10 Jun 2013 3:50pm Do you feel tense or awkward in social situations? Do you worry about what strangers think of you when walking down the street? Are these thoughts and feelings causing you to avoid social situations altogether? If so, you might be suffering from the symptoms of social anxiety disorder (also known as social phobia). Social anxiety disor ... Read on »
Anxiety relief – overcoming social phobia by Douglas E. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Fri 28 Aug 2009 10:06pm If fear of rejection has led you to distance yourself from people, especially groups, there are several specific things you can do. First and foremost, you need to build a sense of your own self-worth. In addition to this, cognitive-behavioral therapy offers three specific types of interventions… From article Do You Want To Overcome ... Read on »
Do You Have A Social Phobia? by David M. Patient Expert Posted Wed 07 Oct 2009 4:41pm Do you have a social phobia? Do you feel you cannot perform everyday functions such as walking down the street, going out for groceries, walking your dog or making phone calls without running through various embarrassing situations that may happen while performing those tasks? Do you feel especially vulnerable when having to deal with people ot ... Read on »
Social anxiety symptoms can be psychological and physical as well by rita359 Posted Tue 06 Nov 2012 8:12am Social anxiety symptoms may vary from case to case, but in general they encompass the feeling of mild to intense fear of becoming too anxious and/or embarrassing yourself in certain situations where there are a lot of people. Social anxiety has become a startlingly popular condition, which affects an increasing number of people of all age group ... Read on »
Could Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Have Helped Kurt Cobain? by Matt A. Posted Mon 08 Dec 2008 9:23am Yesterday I watched the biopic ‘About a Son’ in which Kurt Cobain discusses his childhood, music career and views on life. An edited version of 25 hours of interview tapes recorded a year before he committed suicide, the film offers some insight into the negative thought patterns that seemed to be driving Kurt towards taking his own life. ... Read on »
Shyness, the amygdala and anxiety by Douglas E. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Thu 16 Sep 2010 8:40pm Being shy may not be uncommon for children, but when it endures for us as teens and adults, shyness impedes the kinds of social connections that can enhance our talents and creative expression. Research is helping explain shyness in terms of brain physiology, particularly involving the amygdala (technically amygdalae) – a pair of structu ... Read on »
Overcoming Social Anxiety Disorder Site Under Development by Matt A. Posted Mon 16 Jun 2008 6:11pm This new website is currently under development and needs quite a bit of tidying up before it’s ready. When it’s been give a facelift it will provide weekly articles offering advice on overcoming social anxiety disorder and social phobia using cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. Millions of people currently suffer from social anxiety a ... Read on »
Why Exercise Can Reduce Anxiety by Matt A. Posted Mon 07 Jul 2008 7:05pm Ever heard the saying ‘healthy body, healthy mind’? When it comes to anxiety treatment this saying has never been truer. Studies have shown that regular exercise can brighten your mood, reduce anxious thoughts and decrease the physical symptoms. Along with medication and psychotherapy, regular exercise should be a key part of your strategy for ov ... Read on »
Treating co-occurring EDs and OCD by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 17 Jan 2013 10:59pm Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the most frequently diagnosed psychiatric disorders in people with eating disorders. It is known to make eating disorders more severe and harder to treat, leading to a longer time until remission is achieved. Recently, more and more researchers are beginning to recognize the significance of the overla ... Read on »
Anxiety Disorders - A Free Booklet That Can Help by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Tue 26 Oct 2010 2:01pm National Institute of Mental Health Introduction Anxiety Disorders affect about 40 million American adults age 18 years and older (about 18%) in a given year, causing them to be filled with fearfulness and uncertainty. Unlike the relatively mild, brief anxiety caused by a stressful event (such as speaking in public ... Read on »