Emotion Malleability Beliefs and Emotion Experience and Regulation in the Daily Lives of People with High Trait Social Anxiety

ConclusionThe paucity of significant associations observed between trait malleability beliefs and momentary and daily self-reports of emotion regulation (despite consistent findings of such relationships at trait levels) calls for additional research to better understand the complex dynamics of emotion beliefs in daily life.
Source: Cognitive Therapy and Research - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

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ConclusionsThe standard WCST may be sensitive to capturing the type of mental flexibility which is important for producing helpful alternative thinking during cognitive restructuring.Practitioner points Poorer shifting ability with regard to non ‐emotional stimuli in clients with elevated social anxiety may be related to poorer ability to produce helpful alternative thoughts during cognitive restructuring. For clinicians whose clients with elevated social anxiety are having difficulty with generating alternative thoughts during cognitive restructuring, clinicians should consider poor shifting ability as a potential co...
Source: Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Forget everything you thought you knew about anxiety and perfectionism. Here’s an inside look at what actually works. We all feel the need to be accepted, to fit in, feel loved, and that we matter to someone or something.  As someone who struggles with anxiety myself, I understand how hard it is to combat the anxiety feedback loop. As a psychologist who has worked with this material for nearly a decade, I supposedly know all the tricks in the book. I have a tool kit 10 pages deep ready to go whenever I experience a bout of anxiety. Even still, I struggle to practice what I preach.  Moving beyond this feedba...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Anxiety Perfectionism Psychology Intrusive Thoughts Self Worth Self-Esteem Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: Social anxiety is common among adolescents in Pakistan and is associated with low self-esteem. Among the recommended treatments, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is effective, and self-help approaches are encouraged. AIM: To determine th...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis review provides an overview of current methods and important aspects to consider when applying virtual worlds in the treatment of social anxiety disorder (SAD).Recent FindingsDifferent aspects such as dialogs between avatars and patients have been investigated as well as virtual audiences, emotional facial expression, and verbal interaction with avatars. Results of these studies are promising. Few randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have investigated the efficacy of virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET) in SAD. Unfortunately, most RCTs into the efficacy of VRET in comparison with exposure in...
Source: Current Psychiatry Reports - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewTo review mechanisms of blushing and fear of blushing from physiological, neuropharmacological and psychological viewpoints, and to evaluate current forms of treatment for blushing-related fear.Recent FindingsBlushing appears to be driven primarily by sympathetic adrenomedullary and neural vasodilator discharge, possibly in association with secondary neurovascular inflammation. Psychological risk factors for fear of blushing include social anxiety, coupled with heightened self-focused attention and inflated beliefs about the likelihood and social costs of blushing. In addition, schemas of emotional...
Source: Current Psychiatry Reports - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
ConclusionsEntourage represents an innovative approach to managing social anxiety in young people. Intervention elements seek to ensure longer ‐term engagement of users, in particular young men, who have unmet service needs. Results of a single‐group clinical trial of Entourage are forthcoming.
Source: Clinical Psychologist - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE ARTICLE Source Type: research
Conclusion: Study results suggest that symptoms of SM and SAD persist in the longer-term. Further investigation into the differences between diagnostic groups and their long-term treatment outcomes is clearly warranted. PMID: 32405308 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: J Can Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry Source Type: research
ConclusionResults suggest beliefs about losing control are producing cognitive and behavioural changes which may in part explain differences in performance in social interactions. Beliefs about losing control appear to be relevant to the cognitive model of social anxiety. Future studies should consider whether these beliefs are malleable among individuals with SAD.
Source: Cognitive Therapy and Research - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
ConclusionsIndividuals with SA may find alcohol positively reinforcing by increasing positive post-event rumination, independent of negative reinforcement effects. Clinical implications are discussed.
Source: Cognitive Therapy and Research - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe current study ’s results indicate the importance of studying online interpretation bias to further understand social anxiety in online social environments.
Source: Cognitive Therapy and Research - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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