Book Review: Social Courage: Coping & Thriving With the Reality of Social Anxiety
“Most people who feel trapped by shyness or social anxiety will settle with the status quo and never seek help, be it from a knowledgeable therapist or from finding a scientifically based self-guided program and tackling it on their own,” writes Dr. Eric Goodman. Instead, social anxiety becomes a sort of silent suffering that is endured for years, coloring the way we think, interact, and feel when around other people. Yet, the idea that social anxiety is a disease that needs to be cured is just one of the many myths that often keeps us from getting help. In his new book, Social Courage: Coping and Thriving With the Reality of Social Anxiety, Dr. Eric Goodman offers a different look at social anxiety — as something that is part of the normal human condition and something we can find freedom from. “You may feel that social anxiety makes you wrong, broken, or defective. Instead, I’d like you to think that it is your birthright. Rather than it setting you apart from your fellow humans, it is actually something that ties you together with the broader human race,” writes Goodman. Often it is our response to the feelings of social anxiety that turns normal anxiety into a phobia. Paradoxically, the more we think we shouldn’t have social anxiety, the more discomfort it causes. “Much of my professional life is spent working with teens and adults who are extremely concerned about their social anxiety. Most of them are wishing for the ...
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Publication date: Available online 4 June 2020Source: Journal of Anxiety DisordersAuthor(s): Jan Mohlman
This study is based on a survey distributed to all heads of regional, municipal, private and governmental health care units treating persons with psychiatric symptoms across Sweden in 2019. CAM was reportedly used by 62% of the 489 responding health care units, for symptoms including anxiety, sleep disturbances and depression. Main motivations for CAM use were symptom relief, meeting patients' requests and reduced demand for pharmaceutical medication. Very few respondents reported side effects. The most common reason for interrupting CAM use at a unit was a lack of trained professionals. This study confirms the need for fu...
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Conclusions: The communication of bad news was considered adequate by the parents, although this perception was not unanimous. This study, therefore, indicates that it is necessary to improve the communication of bad news in this NICU. Training professionals can assist in this process.RESUMO Objetivo: Descrever os relatos dos pais de rec ém-nascidos (RNs) com malformações congênitas internados em uma Unidade de Terapia Intensiva Neonatal (UTIN) a respeito de como receberam as más notícias, buscando identificar as questões relacionadas à percepção de uma m...
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This study suggests anxiety during hangover is linked to AUD symptoms in highly-shy individuals, providing a potential marker for increased AUD risk, which could inform prevention and treatment.