Scary in the eye of the beholder: attentional bias and attentional retraining for social anxiety - Fadardi JS, Memarian S, Parkinson J, Cox WM, Stacy AW.
Consistent with cognitive models of social anxiety, socially anxious individuals show cognitive biases that magnify their perceived level of threat in the environment. OBJECTIVES: The first objective was to determine whether attentional bias for so... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Using substances to cope with social anxiety: associations with use and consequences in daily life - Walukevich-Dienst K, Calhoun BH, Fairlie AM, Cadigan JM, Patrick ME, Lee CM.
OBJECTIVE: Using substances to cope with social anxiety is robustly related to negative consequences. The present study uses daily-level methods to test whether days young adults used substances to cope with social anxiety were associated with greater alco... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Building Closer Friendships in social anxiety disorder: a randomized control trial of an internet-based intervention - Mueller NE, Cougle JR.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Loneliness is an important factor in mental and physical health. People with social anxiety disorder (SAD) often report high levels of loneliness, which may be maintained by difficulties with intimacy. Building Closer Friendships... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

External locus of control but not self-esteem predicts increasing social anxiety among bullied children - Graham B, Bowes L, Ehlers A.
BACKGROUND: Elevated social anxiety is more likely among bullied children than those who have not been bullied but it is not inevitable and may be influenced by cognitive factors. Lower self-esteem and more external locus of control are associated with bul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cognitive bias modification for threat interpretations: using passive mobile sensing to detect intervention effects in daily life - Daniel KE, Mendu S, Baglione A, Cai L, Teachman BA, Barnes LE, Boukhechba M.
Background Social anxiety disorder is associated with distinct mobility patterns (e.g., increased time spent at home compared to non-anxious individuals), but we know little about if these patterns change following interventions. The ubiquity of GPS-enable... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mindfulness Worked as Well as an Anxiety Drug in a New Study
Mindfulness meditation worked as well as a standard drug for treating anxiety in the first head-to-head comparison. The study tested a widely used mindfulness program that includes 2 1/2 hours of classes weekly and 45 minutes of daily practice at home. Participants were randomly assigned to the program or daily use of a generic drug sold under the brand name Lexapro for depression and anxiety. After two months, anxiety as measured on a severity scale declined by about 30% in both groups and continued to decrease during the following four months. Study results, published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, are timely....
Source: TIME: Health - November 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Tanner/AP Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Mental Health wire Source Type: news

Prospective associations of text-message-based sentiment with symptoms of depression, generalized anxiety, and social anxiety - Stamatis CA, Meyerhoff J, Liu T, Sherman G, Wang H, Liu T, Curtis B, Ungar LH, Mohr DC.
OBJECTIVE: Language patterns may elucidate mechanisms of mental health conditions. To inform underlying theory and risk models, we evaluated prospective associations between in vivo text messaging language and differential symptoms of depression, generaliz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

The mediating effect of social anxiety on the relationship between internet addiction and aggression in teenagers - Çınar Özbay S, Kanbay Y, Firat M, Özbay.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of "internet addiction level" on "aggression level" among teenagers and to examine the mediating role of "social anxiety level" on this effect. The study participants consisted of 958 students attendi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The relationship between perfectionism and social anxiety: a moderated mediation model - Wang Y, Chen J, Zhang X, Lin X, Sun Y, Wang N, Wang J, Luo F.
Social anxiety is one of the mental health problems associated with perfectionism. The present study investigated the possible mediation of perceived stress in the relationship between perfectionism and social anxiety, and whether this mediation depends on... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Fear, psychophysiological arousal, and cognitions during a virtual social skills training in social anxiety disorder while manipulating gaze duration - Reichenberger J, Wechsler TF, Diemer J, M ühlberger A, Notzon S.
The use of virtual reality (VR) is an option for social skills training and exposure in Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). In addition, virtual social situations are an ideal tool to study the influence of a counterpart's social behavior, e. g. eye contact. We... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Characterising negative mental imagery in adolescent social anxiety - Chiu K, Clark DM, Leigh E.
BACKGROUND: Understanding the role of self-imagery in the development of social anxiety in adolescence holds promise for improving intervention. Cross-sectional studies indicate that imagery characteristics are associated with social anxiety symptoms, howe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Parental psychological control and children's prosocial behavior: the mediating role of social anxiety and the moderating role of socioeconomic status - Zhang W, Yu G, Fu W, Li R.
Complementing internalizing and externalizing developmental outcomes of parental psychological control, in this study, we shift the focus to children's prosocial behaviors. Drawing on self-determination theory and problem-behavior theory, this study addres... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Always saying the wrong thing: negative beliefs about losing control cause symptoms of social anxiety - Kelly-Turner K, Radomsky AS.
BACKGROUND: Individuals with social anxiety disorder (SAD) often report a fear that they will lose control of their emotions or report intense, unpleasant thoughts or images of uncontrollably humiliating themselves in social situations. These fears and ass... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mediating pathways of neuroticism and social anxiety in the relationship between childhood trauma and the fear of missing out among Chinese college students - Shi J, Li W, Han C, Han J, Pan F.
Recent research has identified various risk factors for fear of missing out. However, studies on the potential influence of childhood trauma on the fear of missing out remain scarce, and little is known regarding the mediating mechanisms underlying this re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Peer victimization and adolescent mobile social addiction: mediation of social anxiety and gender differences - Tu W, Jiang H, Liu Q.
Social media addiction has become one of the typical problem behaviors during adolescence. The present study examined the mediation of social anxiety between peer victimization and adolescent mobile social addiction and tested whether gender could moderate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news