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Too Much Oxytocin in Ordinary Adults May Lead to Emotional Problems

January 23rd, 2014
Too Much Oxytocin in Ordinary Adults May Lead to Emotional ProblemsSome view the hormone oxytocin as a panacea for aiding labor and delivery, lactation, maternal bonding, sexual satisfaction, social recognition, and anxiety. Lay literature promotes ...

Mid-Life Mental Health Issues May Be More Common than Reported

January 9th, 2014
Mid-Life Mental Health Issues May Be More Common than Reported A new study finds a flaw in the method by which mental health disorders have been tracked, leading to a miscalculation of the prevalence ...

Group Therapy Can Lessen Social Anxiety Symptoms

December 7th, 2013
Group Therapy Can Lessen Social Anxiety SymptomsFor people suffering from social anxiety disorder (a debilitating fear of social situations), group therapy may help, according to a new report published in the journal PLOS One. The ...

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 ...
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