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Social anxiety apps: a systematic review and assessment of app descriptors across mobile store platforms
Conclusions Social anxiety apps have the potential to overcome barriers to accessing treatment; however, none of the apps identified have had studies on their effectiveness published. As the evidence base is lacking, it is therefore not currently possible to recommend their use (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Blocking the 'love hormone' may reduce social anxiety
Oxytocin may intensify positive or negative social experiences by affecting different brain areas. Blocking the hormone may relieve social anxiety. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

24 Things People Don't Realize You're Doing Because Of Your Social Anxiety
"I don’t think most people realize that when I’m out with friends and I suddenly leave, it’s because of anxiety." (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

24 Things People Don't Realize You're Doing Because Of Your Social Anxiety
"I don’t think most people realize that when I’m out with friends and I suddenly leave, it’s because of anxiety." (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds downside to being popular in high school
Close friendships in high school are linked to a boost in your sense of self-worth as an adult and a drop in anxiety and depressive symptoms, a new study finds. But being popular in high school was tied to higher social anxiety in early adulthood. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Joyable launches its digital depression therapeutic for consumers
San Francisco-based Joyable announced this week that its CBT-based digital program for depression treatment, previously available only to its employer and health plan customers, will now be offered direct to consumer along with the company's social anxiety program. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 31, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Surprising Insights About Anxiety
Everyone struggles with anxiety from time to time. Some of us have a closer relationship with it than others. But even though anxiety is universal, there are still plenty of misconceptions about how it functions and what helps to treat it. Below anxiety experts reveal the truths about anxiety—many insights which might surprise you. The skills we use for everything else in life are utterly ineffective for anxiety. According to Debra Kissen, PhD., M.H.S.A, a psychologist and clinical director of Light On Anxiety Treatment Center in Chicago, Ill., let’s say you have a flat tire. Naturally, you would do whatever yo...
Source: Psych Central - August 31, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Anxiety Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders General Healthy Living Psychotherapy Self-Help Stress Treatment Anxiety Disorders anxiety facts anxiety myths anxiety treatment Cbt Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Exposure Therapy face y Source Type: news

Drinking to cope with depression mediates the relationship between social avoidance and alcohol problems: a 3-wave, 18-month longitudinal study - Collins JL, Thompson K, Sherry SB, Glowacka M, Stewart SH.
Undergraduates with high social anxiety have increased alcohol problems, despite lower or equivalent alcohol use levels. Drinking motives mediate the cross-sectional relationship between social anxiety and alcohol problems, with coping and conformity motiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Strong friendships in adolescence may benefit mental health in the long run
A new study finds that close, one-on-one friendships during teenage years predict low social anxiety and better mental health overall in young adulthood. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental Health Source Type: news

Quality of life in anxious adolescents - Raknes S, Pallesen S, Himle JA, Bjaastad JF, Wergeland GJ, Hoffart A, Dyregrov K, H åland ÅT, Haugland BSM.
PURPOSE: To examine associations between health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and anxiety symptoms across anxiety domains (obsessions/compulsions, social anxiety, panic disorder, agoraphobia, separation anxiety, physical injury fears, generalised anxiety... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How Can a Shy Adult Get Dates Without Using Online Dating?
Many shy adults feel like there aren’t any options when to meet someone special without using online dating sites. After all, it’s hard to introduce yourself to a stranger when your palms start sweating and your chest tightens up. When the symptoms of shyness or social anxiety kick in, the only thing we want to do is disappear. Q: What did the shy pebble say? A: I wish I was a little boulder It doesn’t have to be that way though. Even though you may not be an instant Romeo, building your confidence with small steps will improve your love life. Here are some ways to train yourself that I’ve found he...
Source: Psych Central - August 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Eddy Baller Tags: Anxiety Depression Happiness Loneliness Online Dating Personal Stories Relationships & Love dates Heartache Introversion meeting new people Shyness Social Anxiety social media Source Type: news

5 Common Myths about Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Whether you’ve been to therapy or not, you’ve probably heard about cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). It’s a popular type of therapy that many, many therapists use to help their clients treat everything from severe anxiety to debilitating depression. But even though CBT is widespread, it’s still highly misunderstood—even by the professionals who practice it. Numerous myths still abound. Below, two psychologists who specialize in CBT share the facts behind the most common misconceptions. Myth: CBT is a rigid, one-size-fits-all approach where a clinician applies a specific technique to a specif...
Source: Psych Central - August 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders General Psychology Psychotherapy Treatment Anxiety Anxiety Disorders Cbt CBT myths CBT psychologist Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Depression distorted thoughts Mood Disorders Negative Thoughts Source Type: news

Book Review: On Edge
“Fear ambushes me… I feel fine… And then, a second later, I’m not,” writes Andrea Peterson. Her new book, On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety, is an exploration of her life with anxiety, from her first panic attack, to realizing that she had an anxiety disorder, to sorting out the dizzying array of treatments and ultimately discovering for herself what anxiety is and how to live with it. While it is estimated that one in three Americans will have at least one anxiety disorder in their lifetime, it took Peterson multiple trips to the emergency room, EKG tests...
Source: Psych Central - August 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Anti-anxiety Book Reviews Healthy Living Mindfulness Personal Stories Women's Issues Source Type: news

5 Ways To Deal With Social Anxiety On Your Own
To a degree, social anxiety affects many people. The phenomenon is defined as the fear of social situations that involve (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Threatening events theme of cognitive biases mediates the relationship between fear of social situations and delusion-like experiences among healthy adults - Prochwicz K, K łosowska J, Karpowska M.
Social anxiety (SA) is frequently observed among patients diagnosed with psychosis as well as among individuals with delusion-like experiences (DLEs). A heightened level of SA has been recognized to precede the development of psychotic symptoms; however, t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gaze-based assessments of vigilance and avoidance in social anxiety: a review - Chen NTM, Clarke PJF.
This article seeks to provide a review of eye tracking studies exam... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Do You Drink or Abstain? There Is No Right Answer
A research question was posed that elicited a far different series of responses than was anticipated: “I have a question for those for whom alcohol is a part of your social life. This teetotaler by choice (not of necessity) really does want to understand. Is it possible to have fun, whether at a party, or dinner or sporting event or picnic…or an evening at home sans alcohol? What would it be like for you to not drink at any or all those occasions? It would be absolutely fine with me if I never imbibed again. I drank way too much in college and shortly thereafter. It is a conscious decision for me to enjoy the...
Source: Psych Central - July 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Alcoholism Interview Personal Stories Substance Abuse Addiction Recovery alcohol use Source Type: news

Looks can be deceiving: body image dissatisfaction relates to social anxiety through fear of negative evaluation - Pawijit Y, Likhitsuwan W, Ludington J, Pisitsungkagarn K.
Introduction Emerging adults are particularly vulnerable to body image dissatisfaction and social anxiety. These bring about a host of negative outcomes, including compromised social adjustment and well-being. Fear of negative evaluation has been shown to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Virtual Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder Virtual Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder
A new randomized trial tests a virtual reality intervention in patients with social anxiety disorder.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Comorbid PTSD and social anxiety disorder: associations with quality of life and suicide attempts - McMillan KA, Asmundson GJG, Sareen J.
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social anxiety disorder (SAD) frequently co-occur. Preliminary data from treatment-seeking and veteran samples suggest that the impact of PTSD-SAD comorbidity may be additive, conferring distress and impairment beyo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Social Anxiety Case / OCD & Tics After Strep / Maryland Medical Director Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical Problem-Solving: A 26-year-old student reports feeling very anxious when giving a presentation, taking an examination, … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Why 'Dear Evan Hansen' Is The Broadway Show Parents Need To See
“Does anybody have a map? Anybody maybe happen to know how the hell to do this? I don’t know if you can tell. But this is me just pretending to know. So where’s the map? I need a clue. ‘Cause the scary truth is I’m flying blind. And I’m making this up as I go.” So goes the first song in “Dear Evan Hansen,” one of the most buzzed-about shows this Tony Awards season. “Does Anybody Have a Map?” is sung by two mothers who are struggling to connect with their teenage sons, and as some have noted, the number is basically a parenting anthem. Starring...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Social anxiety and self-esteem: Hungarian validation of the "Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale - Straightforward Items" - Perczel-Forintos D, Kresznerits S.
INTRODUCTION: Although social anxiety disorder (SAD) is the third most frequent emotional disorder with 13-15% prevalence rate, it remains unrecognized very often. Social phobia is associated with low self-esteem, high self-criticism and fear of negative e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Social anxiety and Internet socialization in Indian undergraduate students: an exploratory study - Honnekeri BS, Goel A, Umate M, Shah N, De Sousa A.
BACKGROUND: Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) is a globally prevalent, chronic, debilitating psychiatric disorder affecting youth. With comorbidities including major depression, substance abuse, lower educational and work attainment, and increased suicide risk... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

8 Habits That Make Millennials Stressed, Anxious And Unproductive
A version of this article was originally published on Forbes. Sign up for Caroline’s newsletter to get her writing sent straight to your inbox. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), millennials experience more stress and are less able to manage it than any other generation. More than half of us admit to having lain awake at night during the past month from stress. Not surprisingly, millennials are also more anxious than older Americans. The APA reports that 12 percent of millennials have a diagnosed anxiety disorder—almost twice the percentage of Boomers. On a non-clinical scale, a BD...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sneaky Things That Make You Eat More (Even When You're Not Hungry)
By Stephanie Booth Ever find yourself going about your day, not even thinking about food . . . when all of a sudden your appetite kicks in, and you’re at the drive-thru or rummaging through your pantry, looking for whatever it is you crave? That’s because feeling hungry often has little to do with whether your system really needs food and a lot more to do with some sneaky cues and behaviors you encounter without realizing it. These 6 are among the biggest offenders tricking you into thinking you’re hungry when you really aren’t.  Cooking shows There may be a downside to turning to TV ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Major depressive disorder with religious struggle and completed suicide after hair transplantation - Ceylan ME, Önen Ünsalver B, Evrensel A.
OBJECTIVES: Psychological outcomes of aesthetic surgical procedures like hair transplantation are mostly positive including decreased anxiety, depression and social phobia and increased general well-being, self-efficacy and self-esteem. However, some patie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

A mixed methods survey of social anxiety, anxiety, depression and wig use in alopecia - Montgomery K, White C, Thompson A.
This study aimed to examine levels of social anxiety, anxiety and depression reported by people with alopecia as a result of a dermatological condition and associations with wig use. The study also sought to report on experiences of wearing wig... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

11 Perfect Tweets About Going To Therapy
Therapy is a magical, brilliant tool. Not only is there professional consensus that it works, it’s helped a lot of people. Don’t believe us? Just take a gander at #TherapyHelped on Twitter. The hashtag was created by actor Amir Talai last year during Mental Health Awareness Month, who said he wanted to normalize the experience of therapy, and was recently revived because praising therapy is evergreen (as it should be). Testimonies from celebrities like “How To Get Away With Murder” stars Matt McGorry and Jack Falahee as well as others who have given the practice a go are proof th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feeling safe but appearing anxious: differential effects of alcohol on anxiety and social performance in individuals with social anxiety disorder - Stevens S, Cooper R, Bantin T, Hermann C, Gerlach AL.
Social anxiety disorder (SAD) and alcohol use disorders (AUD) co-occur frequently and there is preliminary evidence that alcohol might reduce social anxiety. It is, however, unclear which mechanisms contribute to the anxiety reducing effect, particularly r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

31 'Habits' Of People With Anxiety
Written by Sarah Schuster There are the quirky, small things that make you, you. Then, there are the things you do because of anxiety. While personality traits and anxious habits can blend together, to an outsider it’s not always clear which of these “habits” are driven by anxiety. Whether it makes you look “rude” (avoiding phone calls, canceling plans) or “odd” (leaving a social setting quickly, bouncing your leg) — it can be hard when others judge you based on these actions without knowing what’s going on inside your head. To find out some habits of people who have a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Individual differences in adolescents' emotional reactivity across relationship contexts - Cook EC, Blair BL, Buehler C.
Understanding individual differences in adolescents' ability to regulate emotions within interpersonal relationships is paramount for healthy development. Thus, the effect of individual vulnerabilities (depressive affect, social anxiety, self-blame, and co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Social anxiety disorder is associated with reduced eye contact during conversation primed for conflict - Langer JK, Lim MH, Fernandez KC, Rodebaugh TL.
Eye contact is important for successful social interactions (e.g., Dalton et al. in Nat Neurosci 8:519-526, 2005. doi:10.1038/nn1421), suggesting that gaze avoidance could be damaging for social functioning. Gaze avoidance has been proposed to relate to hi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Botox tested for depression and social anxiety
Researchers say facial expressions are part of the circuit of the brain related to mood (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Botox help treat depression and anxiety?
Researchers are testing Botox injections to see if the drug could help ease depression and social anxiety. CBS News' Weijia Jiang reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Subtyping social anxiety in youth - Kodal A, Bjelland I, Gjestad R, Wergeland GJ, Havik OE, Heiervang ER, Fjermestad K.
Few empirical studies have examined subtypes of social anxiety disorder (SAD) in youth, and limited consensus resides on the nature of potential subtypes. Identifying subtypes, based on both fear and avoidance patterns, can help improve assessment and trea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Scientists Have Found A Strikingly Effective Way To Help You Get Over Your Phobias
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.     Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Have Found A Strikingly Effective Way To Help You Get Over Your Phobias
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com. Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Inside The Misunderstood World Of Adult Baby Diaper Lovers
Sex Heroes is an ongoing HuffPost Q&A series by Voices Editorial Director Noah Michelson that explores the lives and experiences of individuals who are challenging, and thereby changing, mainstream culture’s understanding of sex and sexuality.  Tykables, the only brick and mortar storefront in the United States dedicated to adult baby diaper lovers (ABDL), is located in Mount Prospect, a suburb of Chicago. Its customers, John-Michael Williams, the store's owner says, include those ABDL who have a fetish or sexual interest in dressing like or pretending to be a baby; people who have a medical need for adult d...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Living With Social Phobia
Here are the common warning signs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Psychiatry, FYI, Source Type: news

Longitudinal evaluation of anhedonia as a mediator of fear of positive evaluation and other depressive symptoms - Jordan DG, Winer ES, Salem T, Kilgore J.
Fear of positive evaluation (FPE) is experiencing dread during real or potential praise. FPE is associated with social anxiety, but its relation to depressive symptoms is unclear. Anhedonia is a core symptom of depression related to symptoms of anxiety in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Health Tip: Living With Social Phobia
-- It's common to get a bit anxious before a big event, but someone with social phobia gets extremely nervous about a job interview, reunion or giving a speech. The American Academy of Family Physicians says possible symptoms of social phobia... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 20, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Social phobia: Indication of a genetic cause
People with social anxiety avoid situations in which they are exposed to judgment by others. Those affected also lead a withdrawn life. Researchers have now found evidence for a gene that is believed to be linked to the illness. It encodes a serotonin transporter in the brain. Interestingly, this messenger suppresses feelings of anxiety and depressiveness. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Social phobia: Indication of a genetic cause
(University of Bonn) People with social anxiety avoid situations in which they are exposed to judgment by others. Those affected also lead a withdrawn life. Researchers at the University of Bonn have now found evidence for a gene that is believed to be linked to the illness. It encodes a serotonin transporter in the brain. Interestingly, this messenger suppresses feelings of anxiety and depressiveness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 9, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

People Who Seek Mental Health Help Choose Therapy Over Medication
People who seek professional help for mental health conditions like depression or panic disorder are more likely to accept and follow through when talk therapy is prescribed, rather than medication, according to a new meta-analysis of previous research. The report, published by the American Psychological Association, found that patients were as much as three times more likely to refuse or not complete their recommended mental health treatment if it took the form of psychotropic medicine, such as antidepressants, instead of psychotherapy.  The effect was most dramatic for people with depression and social anxiety,...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guanfacine is safe and well-tolerated in children and adolescents with anxiety disorder
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A pilot study of guanfacine, a controlled-release alpha2-agonist, in children and adolescents with general, separation-related, and social anxiety disorder showed the drug to be safe and well-tolerated and provided preliminary evidence of its potential effectiveness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Applying the unified protocol transdiagnostic treatment to nonsuicidal self-injury and co-occurring emotional disorders: a case illustration - Bentley KH.
This article presents the use of a transdiagnostic, emotion-focused treatment with a young woman with nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI), social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. The patient also presented with subclinical depressive, posttra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Psychotherapy normalizes the brain in social phobia
Anxiety in social situations is not a rare problem: Around one in ten people are affected by social anxiety disorder during their lifetime. Social anxiety disorder is diagnosed if fears and anxiety in social situations significantly impair everyday life and cause intense suffering. Talking in front of a larger group can be one typical feared situation. A study now reveals that the successful treatment of an anxiety disorder alters key brain structures that are involved in processing and regulating emotions.    (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Psychotherapy normalizes the brain in social phobia
(University of Zurich) Psychotherapy is a central treatment for social anxiety disorder. Due to this treatment, changes in key brain structures involved in emotion processing and regulation are normalized, as researchers from the University of Zurich, Zurich University Hospital and the University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich demonstrate in a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 6, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news