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Genes + Environmental Stress = Panic Disorder

December 2nd, 2013
Genes + Environmental Stress = Panic Disorder New research from Spain suggests that the gene NTRK3 may be a factor in panic disorder, which is often accompanied by other conditions such as depression or ...

Those Wired for Social Anxiety Less Likely to Volunteer, Help Others

October 16th, 2013
Those Wired for Social Anxiety Less Likely to Volunteer, Help OthersResearchers have found that people with a genotype associated with higher social anxiety are less likely to engage in prosocial behavior, such as volunteering and ...

‘Love Hormone’ Oxytocin Tied to Social Anxiety, Fear in Mice

July 27th, 2013
'Love Hormone' Oxytocin Tied to Social Anxiety, Fear in MiceAlthough the hormone oxytocin is well-known for its ability to promote feelings of love, social bonding and well-being, new Northwestern Medicine research shows ...

Can Software Actually Help Improve Your Social Skills?

June 17th, 2013
Can Software Actually Help Improve Your Social Skills?    MIT scientists have developed a software system to help people improve their conversational and interview skills. Experts say that social phobias affect about ...

People With Serious Mental Illness Can Lose Weight, Too

March 23rd, 2013
 People With Serious Mental Illness Can Lose Weight, Too  People with serious mental illnesses — such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression — can lose weight and keep it off ...

Countering Negativity So Phobias Can be Resolved

February 27th, 2013
Countering Negativity So Phobias Can be Resolved Emerging research suggests management of negativity and fear are critical first steps in the elimination of phobias. Experts have learned that confronting ...

Improving Care for Social Anxiety Disorder

November 20th, 2012
Improving Care for Social Anxiety Disorder Opinions vary on the difference between normal shyness and social anxiety disorder. A new paper seeks to inform the public and policymakers on ...

Social Anxiety Can Fuel Compulsive Internet Use

October 10th, 2012
Social Anxiety Cab Fuel Compulsive Internet UseA new study differentiates excessive Internet use (EIU) from compulsive Internet use (CIU) -- but shows that both may not be good ...

Male Mice Exposed to Chronic Stress Have Anxious Female Offspring

August 26th, 2012
Male Mice Exposed to Chronic Stress Have Anxious Female Offspring  A female's risk of anxiety and dysfunctional social behavior may depend on the experiences of ...

Virtual Training Can Reduce Kids’ Social Anxiety

June 13th, 2012
Virtual Training Can Reduce Social Anxiety in ChildrenChildren with social anxiety disorder often benefit from a setting that allows them to go at their own pace. An ...

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