Social Anxiety Symptoms – Do I have social phobia or am I just shy?

Social Anxiety Symptoms – Do I have social phobia or am I just shy?

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 ...

Panic Away Review – Can it Really Help to Reduce Your Anxiety?

Panic Away Review – Can it Really Help to Reduce Your Anxiety?

Panic Away is a program for treating panic and general anxiety disorder developed by Barry McDonagh, an ex sufferer. In it he details the techniques that helped him to overcome his ...

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Reduce Social Anxiety Disorder

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Reduce Social Anxiety Disorder

Along with being more active and regular exercise, mindfulness meditation is highly recommended for overcoming social anxiety. Its popularity amongst psychotherapists has grown tre ...

How You Can Reduce Your Anxiety With Exercise

How You Can Reduce Your Anxiety With Exercise

[Photo courtesy of Ernst Moeksis] Ever heard the saying 'healthy body, healthy mind'? When it comes to anxiety treatment this saying has never been truer. Studies have shown that r ...

Do I Suffer from Social Anxiety or Am I Just Shy?

Do I Suffer from Social Anxiety or Am I Just Shy?

[Image courtesy of Vaqawi] If you were a shy child you're not alone. 4 in 5 people are estimated to have been shy as children, and half of those then continue feeling shy occasiona ...

Anger Management – How to Express Anger Healthily if You Suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder

Anger Management – How to Express Anger Healthily if You Suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder

[Image courtesy of e-magic] The world can be an unfair place at times, with people seemingly conspiring to make your life difficult. When people do something to annoy you 'losing i ...

How to Say ‘No’ for a Less Stressful or Anxious Life

How to Say ‘No’ for a Less Stressful or Anxious Life

Feeling that you have to say 'yes' to every request for help is a symptom of the 'disease to please'. Whilst doing favours for people is just part of everyday life, sometimes runni ...

New Study Highlights Benefits of Exercise for Helping Treat Social Anxiety

Yet again, studies and research have proven the how relaxation activities, such as yoga and work out exercises, help in the treatment of social anxiety. The research was published in the journal PLOS ONE and headed by Adam Heenan, a clinical psychology PHD candidate at Queens University in Canada. Heenan said that workout and relaxation exercises are able to change people’s perception of the world, thus red ...

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‘Social Viagra’ anti-social anxiety disorder drug announced

In the news recently a new anti-anxiety drug was announced that uses oxytocin hormones released by mothers when they bond with their newborn babies. The results of trials appear to be encouraging, with 120 patients reported to be relieved of their social anxiety within half an hour. The report also highlights how millions of people suffer from shyness or social anxiety in the UK. One in ten say it affects t ...

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Can Botox Treat Social Anxiety and Depression? Or is it Just a Temporary Fix?

Botox is used to medically treat muscular conditions and cosmetically remove wrinkles by paralyzing the muscles. But the question is, how can it cure depression? Dr. Eric Finzi, a Maryland dermatologist, has suggested it could be used to treat depression. In his study, published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research,  Dr. Finzi observed a reported 52 percent reduction in depressed patients injected with Bo ...

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Study finds that jogging in parks twice as good as the gym for reducing social anxiety and mild depression

If you suffer from social anxiety then the idea of jogging around a park might seem daunting. But I've always highly recommended that regular exercise should be a key component of your strategy to overcoming social anxiety. It gets you out of the house and regular exercise of at least 30 minutes every day will release endorphins, which are the body's natural feel good chemicals that can banish the negative ...

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New Computer Program Treats Reliance on Alcohol for Reducing Social Anxiety

  A group of researchers at the University Of Cincinnati (UC) are now developing a computer program that can help people to develop some healthy mental habits to reduce their reliance on alcohol for treating social anxiety.  Joshua Magee, PhD, the research assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, says that the Attention Modification Program (AMP) is aimed to change what i ...

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Stanford Study finds the ‘Fear Center’ in Children that May Contribute to Social Anxiety as they Grow Up

Living in fear and excessive self consciousness is no way to live. Especially if you are just a kid. It’s hard to go through life and achieve your dreams if you were always anxious and calculated in every decision you make. Children are like delicate flowers that can easily be swayed and blown away by the force of nature. They tend to grow into their fears and not outgrow out of them. Anxiety is a common me ...

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Why Natural Remedies Alone Aren’t the Magic Bullet to Depression and Social Anxiety

Herbal over the counter pills, which dont require a prescription, are very popular for treating depression or anxiety. Over time the increase of complementary medicines has been hugely profitable for its producers and aggressively marketed. But the effectiveness of these supplements has yet to be fully proven by thorough research. The cost of some products like, adenosyl-methionine (SAMe), which said to hel ...

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Smiling Better than Prozac for Overcoming Depression and Social Anxiety Disorder

[Photo courtesy of Ferdinand Reus] Since embarking on my voyage into understanding what causes social anxiety disorder and its effects rarely a week passes without hearing news on how it can be treated. From everything I've heard I believe that popping 'happy pills', such as Prozac, on their own are not the answer. Drugs can help cushion some of social anxiety and depression's harsher symptoms, but you have ...

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What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and How Does it Help Reduce Social Anxiety Disorder?

[Photo courtesy of kalandrakas] If you suffer from social anxiety disorder, social phobia or depression then you might think it's other people or situations that make you feel nervous or unhappy. If people weren't rude or stared at you then you wouldn't need to feel miserable or anxious, right? Well, extensive clinical studies (400+ in fact) have shown that it's the unhelpful thoughts events provoke which m ...

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Coping with Criticism if You Suffer from Socially Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder is rooted in the chronic fear of being negatively judged or insulted. If you're suffering from the low self esteem that partners social phobia then criticism always seems spiteful and upsetting because it triggers your self punishing, painful thoughts. However, there shouldn't be any reason for you to live in chronic fear of barbed comments if you can teach yourself how to respond ob ...

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