Exploring Connections Between Self-Compassion, Mindfulness, and Social Anxiety

ConclusionsAlthough causality cannot be discerned from this cross-sectional study, these preliminary findings suggest that individual differences in facets of mindfulness and self-compassion may be associated with social anxiety severity. Mediation analysis highlights the interplay between mindfulness, self-compassion, and severity of social anxiety. Implications for further research are discussed.
Source: Mindfulness - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

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ConclusionsAs a means to enhance psychological health, improvisational theater training offers benefits without the negative stigma and difficulties in access surrounding other therapeutic interventions. These results support its popular use beyond the theater to improve social and personal interactions in a variety of settings (e.g., Tint &Froerer, 2014).
Source: Thinking Skills and Creativity - Category: Science Source Type: research
Conclusion: Trauma is frequently associated with depression, anxiety disorders, somatoform pain disorder and PTSD in a clinical population. The clinical presentation and comorbidity of these disorders seem to vary significantly between traumatized patients with Norwegian, refugee and non-refugee immigrant backgrounds. After a major trauma, refugees may be at greater risk for both PTSD and depression than other immigrants and the native population. PMID: 31961250 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nord J Psychiatry Source Type: research
We examined the association of inflammatory cytokines, microbiome, and other biomakers with measures of depression, social anxiety, and executive functions. We observed a significant increase in cytokine and chemokine expression levels in saliva and plasma in the alcohol group (AG) samples. Also, the salivary bacterial composition in the AG revealed an abundance of Prevotella. Depression symptomatology was markedly higher in the AG, but social anxiety levels were negligible. AG also exhibited executive dysfunctions, which negatively correlated with increased plasma levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines and increased salivar...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
You're reading How to Beat Your Social Anxiety in 2020, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Bidding farewell to the past year and welcoming the next can be incredibly exciting and promising. If the thought of attending a New Year's Eve bash leaves you with sweaty palms and heart palpitations, however, you're not alone. About 15 million people in America, including myself, struggle with social anxiety. This disorder can make the new year an extremely stressful event.  Luckily, if you've resolved to bea...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: featured psychology self confidence self improvement anxiety pickthebrain social anxiety Source Type: blogs
;a-Chong MG Abstract INTRODUCTION: Several studies have found that individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience relatively high rates of anxiety and depression; however, there are few reports about social anxiety in individuals with MS. AIM: To analyze the prevalence of social anxiety disorder and other psychiatric comorbidities in MS patients compared to matched controls. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We included 50 patients with MS that were seen during regularly scheduled visits and 50 sex- and age-matched participants from the general population within a six-month interval. All included participants c...
Source: Revista de Neurologia - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Rev Neurol Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe study is the first to demonstrate in an ecologically valid manner that DP/DR regularly occur in relation to feelings of embarrassment in controls and in individuals suffering from SP or MDD. DP and DR might be responses to strong emotions, like embarrassment, or might be attempts at coping. The higher emergence of embarrassment itself might be viewed as an indicator of maladaptation. Treatment interventions correcting for these misinterpretations might reduce DP/DR.
Source: Journal of Anxiety Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
This study evaluates whether race/ethnicity or baseline anxiety and/or depression levels impact momentary affect with passive vs.
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Source Type: research
Living with anxiety means you become creative with your parenting. You sometimes have to plan staycations instead of faraway vacations. You say no when you want to say yes. You risk your child asking you why a lot. Why can’t we go to the aquarium? Why can’t we go to the baseball game? Why can’t you drive here or there? When I heard those questions, I interpreted them in my mind as, why can’t you be like other moms without anxiety? From there the guilt would seep in.  I am not always the mom who can’t. I’ve had periods in my life where I have been the mom who goes on the school trips...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Panic Children and Teens Parenting Personal Self-Help Agoraphobia Generalized Anxiety Generalized Anxiety Disorder Guilt Social Anxiety Source Type: blogs
I self-identify as an extrovert and most people in my life would concur. Living out loud, colorful, social butterfly with wings spread. I was called “precocious” as a child. An old soul, wise beyond my years, with an extensive vocabulary that surprised the adults around me. My mother used to say that I began talking at six months and never stopped. Reflecting back, I saw myself as “little Shirley Temple, tap-dancing for attention and to maintain approval,” which I now view as the onset of co-dependent tendencies. I saw this meme on Facebook and decided to take up the challenge. I came by my extrove...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Communication Relationships Self-Help Extroversion Introvert people person Relaxation Source Type: blogs
ConclusionThis is an exemplary case of anFMR1 premutation carrier with significant psychiatric and cognitive issues that demonstrates Fragile X ‐associated Neuropsychiatric Disorders (FXAND) as separate from the other well‐known premutation disorders.
Source: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: CLINICAL REPORT Source Type: research
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