BehaVR CEO weighs in on potential $140M development deal
The company, founded by former Humana exec Aaron Gani in 2016, just inked a deal to develop and commercialize prescription digital therapeutics for treatment of social anxiety, generalized anxiety and major depressive disorders. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 20, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Haley Cawthon Source Type: news

Picky Eating, Social Phobia Often Linked in College Students
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 7, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Neurophysiological predictors of gaze-contingent music reward therapy among adults with social anxiety disorder - Umemoto A, Cole SL, Allison GO, Dolan S, Lazarov A, Auerbach RP, Schneier F.
Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is associated with fear of negative evaluation and heightened performance monitoring. The best-established treatments help only a subset of patients, and there are no well-established predictors of treatment response. The curr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Effectiveness of group psychodrama on aggression and social anxiety of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a randomized clinical trial - Mojahed A, Zaheri Y, Firoozkoohi Moqaddam M.
This study aimed to determine the effects of psychodrama-based group therapy on reducing aggression, social anxiety, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in children. This clinical trial, with a pretest-posttest design and a two-mon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Recreational Screen Time and Social Anxiety in Adolescents Recreational Screen Time and Social Anxiety in Adolescents
Do adolescents who spend more time on recreational screen time have higher levels of social anxiety?Pediatric Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Managing Social Anxiety Disorder Managing Social Anxiety Disorder
Review the psychopharmacological therapeutic options available for social anxiety disorder, including SSRIs, SNRIs, and other classes of psychoactive agents.U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

Relationship between violence exposure and school bully:the mediating role of social anxiety and the moderating role of self-control - Zhang S, Zhang Y, Shen T.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between violence exposure, self-control, social anxiety and school bully. METHODS: In the urban and rural areas of Xinxiang between September and December, 2018, a total of 1631 students from grade 1 to gr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The effect of social anxiety on the risk of sexual victimization via assertiveness in an ethnically diverse sample - Berg SK, Newins AR, Wilson LC.
Preliminary evidence suggests social anxiety may increase the risk of sexual victimization via decreased sexual assertiveness. A sample of 2,043 undergraduate students completed an online survey. Analyses of moderated indirect effects examined whether gend... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Research suggests mask-wearing can increase struggles with social anxiety
(University of Waterloo) People who struggle with social anxiety might experience increased distress related to mask-wearing during and even after the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Social anxiety in victimization and perpetration of cyberbullying and traditional bullying in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder - Liu TL, Hsiao RC, Chou WJ, Yen CF.
Victimization and perpetration of cyberbullying and traditional bullying are prevalent among adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The aims of this study were to examine the role of social anxi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Internet - Delivered CBT Treats Social Anxiety Disorder in Youth
Internet - delivered cognitive behavioral therapy was more efficacious than an active comparator in reducing the severity of SAD symptoms (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 27, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Internet-Delivered CBT Treats Social Anxiety Disorder in Youth
THURSDAY, May 27, 2021 -- Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (ICBT) is an efficacious and cost-effective intervention for children and adolescents with social anxiety disorder (SAD), according to a study published online May 12 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Childhood abuse and social anxiety symptoms among young adults: moderating role of respiratory sinus arrhythmia suppression to social stress - Ji H, Lu W.
BACKGROUND: Childhood abuse (CA) has been considered as an environmental risk factor for the development of social anxiety symptoms. Respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) is a biomarker that has been found to interact with environmental stressors to affect ps... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Online Therapy Works for Kids Battling Social Anxiety
Title: Online Therapy Works for Kids Battling Social AnxietyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/18/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/19/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - May 19, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Online Therapy Works for Kids Battling Social Anxiety
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 18, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Online Therapy Works for Kids Battling Social Anxiety
TUESDAY, May 18, 2021 -- Plenty of teens are burdened with a chronic and often paralyzing fear of being harshly judged by others. Unfortunately, many can't get in-person treatment that could help. But now a team of Swedish researchers says that an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 18, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Distress, quality of life and disability in treatment-seeking young adults with social anxiety disorder - Park SH, Song YJC, Demetriou EA, Pepper KL, Hickie IB, Glozier N, Hermens DF, Scott EM, Guastella AJ.
This study aimed to: (a) examine whether treatment-seeking young adults with social anxiety disorder (SAD) demonstrate similar degrees of distress, quality of life (QoL) and disability to those with other mental disorders; and (b) investigate the impac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

An experimental investigation of peer rejection and social anxiety on alcohol and cannabis use willingness: accounting for social contexts and use cues in the laboratory - Cloutier RM, Anderson KG, Kearns NT, Carey CN, Blumenthal H.
OBJECTIVE: Evidence suggests that social anxiety (SA) is a risk factor for problematic alcohol and cannabis use, particularly during states of social stress. Unfortunately, laboratory studies to date have overlooked decision-making mechanisms (e.g., use wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

You & Your Friends Are Vaccinated. So Why Is Socializing Again Scary?
FRIDAY, April 23, 2021 -- Heather Gould, a wedding planner in Sonoma, Calif., always had some social anxiety. Before the pandemic, she'd feel queasy and think twice about going out. But Gould would power through, talking her way through industry... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Biopsychosocial model social anxiety and substance use revised - Buckner JD, Morris PE, Abarno CN, Glover NI, Lewis EM.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review data published in the past 5  years to evaluate the utility of our biopsychosocial model of social anxiety's relation to substance misuse to evaluate the model's utility and update it. RECENT FINDINGS: Data support the utility ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Cognitive therapy compared with CBT for social anxiety disorder in adolescents: a feasibility study
Objectives: To train child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) therapists to deliver cognitive therapy for SAD in adolescents (CT-SAD-A) and assess therapist competence. To estimate the costs to the NHS of training therapists to deliver CT-SAD-A and the mean cost per adolescent treated. To examine the feasibility of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) to compare CT-SAD-A with the general form of cognitive –behavioural therapy that is more commonly used. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Spit-Swapping Roaring '20s Post-Pandemic Summer Terrifies Me
If quarantine quashed my social anxiety, looming reemergence is sending it into overdrive. Coping means taking pressure off ourselves... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fear of negative evaluation and suicidal ideation among college students: the moderating role of impulsivity-like traits - Preston EG, Villarosa-Hurlocker MC, Raposa EB, Pearson MR, Bravo AJ.
Fear of negative evaluation (FNE) is a key trait of social anxiety and has been linked to isolation and low self-esteem. Impulsivity has been shown to amplify the risk of socially anxious individuals engaging in risky behaviors such as suicidal behaviors; ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What Are Generalized Anxiety Disorder Treatment Components?
Discussion Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is “…excessive anxiety and worry about a number of events and activities coupled with at least one physical symptom, which may include fatigue, poor concentration, restlessness, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep difficulties.” Other ways it presents to the primary care office may be abdominal pain, headache or heart palpitations, dizziness, syncope, numbness, trembling, paresthesia, memory loss, or urinary frequency. It has an estimated prevalence of 15% and is the second most common anxiety disorder in children after social anxiety disorder. GAD can co...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 15, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Can Antidepressant Medication Fluvoxamine Prevent Severe Covid-19 From Coronavirus?
Even with Covid-19 vaccines now available, there's a need for better Covid-19 treatments. Fluvoxamine has long been on the market to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety disorder, and depression. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science business pharma Source Type: news

Physiological sensation word usage in social anxiety disorder with and without comorbid depression - Shaffer VN, Kim D, Yoon KL.
BACKGROUND& OBJECTIVES: Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is characterized by a fear of showing anxiety symptoms, which may manifest in greater physiological sensation (PS) word usage, especially when describing their anxious experiences. However, the role of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Youth Stuttering Tied to Early Onset Type 2 Diabetes in Males Youth Stuttering Tied to Early Onset Type 2 Diabetes in Males
High cortisol levels due to social anxiety and chronic stress proposed as a mechanism.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Development of the Trans and Gender Diverse Social Anxiety Scale - Ho F, Mussap AJ.
OBJECTIVES: We develop and evaluate a Trans and Gender Diverse Social Anxiety Scale (TSAS) suitable for use with trans and gender diverse (TGD) people. METHODS: We evaluate the TSAS on a sample of 171 TGD adults (40 transmen, 80 transwomen, and 51 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Why some people won't mind Christmas parties being cancelled
ROGER DOBSON: Social anhedonia involves not wanting to spend time with others because it is not enjoyable. It is distinct from social anxiety, which is driven by a fear of social situations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Mental Health Key in Battle Against Covid
[Nation] Nigeria -- I'd just finished my first year in the university and had had a hard time with social anxiety and school work in general, so when the Nigerian government shut down schools and businesses to curb the spread of Covid-19, I was relieved to get a respite. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

For Those With Social Anxiety, Holidays During COVID-19 May Be A Relief
With family gatherings and parties canceled because of the pandemic, those with the mental health condition are having a much different holiday season. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For People With Social Anxiety, This Holiday Season Will Be A Relief
Those with the mental health condition are having a much different holiday season. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factors associated with problematic social media use among a sample of Lebanese adults: the mediating role of emotional intelligence - Barbar S, Haddad C, Sacre H, Dagher D, Akel M, Kheir N, Salameh P, Hallit S, Obeid S.
PURPOSE: To assess the relationship of smoking (cigarettes or waterpipe), alcohol drinking, alexithymia, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, stress, social phobia, emotional intelligence, impulsivity, insomnia, physical health, and loneliness with problemati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Social anxiety as a consequence of non-consensually disseminated sexually explicit media victimization - Campbell JK, Poage SMC, Godley S, Rothman EF.
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore consequences of the non-consensual dissemination of sexually explicit media (NCDSEM) for survivors, with an emphasis on how NCDSEM may impact social relationships and social anxiety. One-on-one telephone... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Depression, social anxiety, and use of mobile dating apps
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Depression symptoms and social anxiety are associated with greater use of mobile dating applications among women (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Social anxiety: The clues you may be suffering from this condition - and how to overcome i
SOCIAL anxiety can make everyday interactions - such as talking to a shop assistant - seem difficult. But maybe you're just not a fan of talking to strangers... how can you tell the difference? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emotional abuse and adolescents' social anxiety: the roles of self-esteem and loneliness - Chen C, Qin J.
While emotional abuse has effects on social anxiety, little is known about mechanisms of this relationship, particularly in China. To address this gap, this cross-sectional study estimated mediating roles of self-esteem and loneliness in the relationship b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Associations between social anxiety, depression, and use of mobile dating applications - Lenton-Brym AP, Santiago VA, Fredborg BK, Antony MM.
This study explores associations between symptoms of social anxiety (SA) and depression with participants' extent of dating app use, self-reported motivations for dating app use, and likelihood of initiating interaction with dating app matches. Three-hundr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Emotional and interpersonal mechanisms in community SSRI treatment of social anxiety disorder - Rappaport LM, Hunter MD, Russell JJ, Pinard G, Bleau P, Moskowitz DS.
BACKGROUND: Affective and interpersonal behavioural patterns characteristic of social anxiety disorder show improvement during treatment with serotonin agonists (e.g., selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), commonly used in the treatment of social anxie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The effects of oxytocin on social anxiety depend on location, location, location
(University of California - Davis) The findings of the study show that oxytocin produced in the BNST increases stress-induced social anxiety behaviors in mice. This may provide an explanation as to why oxytocin can sometimes have antisocial effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fear of terrorism and its correlates in young men and women from the United States and South Korea - Hong F, Lin Y, Jang M, Tarullo A, Ashy M, Malley-Morrison K.
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to examine associations between fear of terrorism and several predictors (gender and nationality) and outcomes (moral disengagement, authoritarianism, aggression and social anxiety) in the USA and South Korean young ad... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Loneliness, social anxiety symptoms, and depressive symptoms in adolescence: longitudinal distinctiveness and correlated change - Danneel S, Geukens F, Maes M, Bastin M, Bijttebier P, Colpin H, Verschueren K, Goossens L.
Loneliness, social anxiety symptoms, and depressive symptoms are internalizing problems that are highly intertwined and often co-occur during adolescence. This overlap and co-occurrence raises the question whether three different labels are used for the sa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Anxiolytic effects of acute and maintenance ketamine, as assessed by the Fear Questionnaire subscales and the Spielberger State Anxiety Rating Scale - Truppman Lattie D, Nehoff H, Neehoff S, Gray A, Glue P.
This study aimed to assess changes following acute and maintenance ketam... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Diagnostic and dimensional evaluation of implicit reward learning in social anxiety disorder and major depression - Reilly EE, Whitton AE, Pizzagalli DA, Rutherford AV, Stein MB, Paulus MP, Taylor CT.
OBJECTIVE: Increasing evidence supports the presence of an anhedonic endophenotype in major depressive disorder (MDD), characterized by impairments in various components of reward processing, particularly incentive motivation, effort-based decision making,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Children with social anxiety, maternal history of depression more likely to develop depression
(Binghamton University) Although researchers have known for decades that depression runs in families, new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York, suggests that children suffering from social anxiety may be at particular risk for depression in the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The role of empathy and social anxiety in Latinx adolescents' indirect peer aggression during the transition to high school - Tarlow N, La Greca AM.
The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between decreased empathy (i.e., cognitive and affective) and indirect and cyber peer aggression among Latinx adolescents during their transition to high school. Further, we examined the de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Why browsing and posting on WeChat moments? The relationships among fear of missing out, strategic self-presentation, and online social anxiety - Duan W, He C, Tang X.
This study examined the mediating and moderating roles of positive and honest self-presentations in the relationship between fear of missing out (FoMO) and online social anxiety (OSA). A total of 796 social media users were recruited online. These particip... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Anxiety sensitivity and social anxiety in adults with psychodermatological symptoms - Ellison L, Witcraft SM, Dixon LJ.
Many dermatology patients experience social anxiety symptoms; however, few studies have investigated vulnerabilities contributing to this distress. Anxiety sensitivity (AS), or the fear of the consequences of anxiety, warrants consideration given its assoc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Perception and Communication, Warnings, Operating Instructions Source Type: news

Fear of missing out impacts people of all ages
(Washington State University) The social anxiety that other people are having fun without you, also known as FoMO, is more associated with loneliness, low self-esteem and low self-compassion than with age, according to a recent study led by Washington State University psychology professor Chris Barry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Emotional support as a mechanism linking childhood maltreatment and adult's depressive and social anxiety symptoms - Fitzgerald M, Gallus K.
BACKGROUND: Research has well-established that childhood maltreatment is associated with depressive and social anxiety symptoms in adults. Emotional support has been proposed as a mediator, yet research investigating the unique contributions of emotional s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news