Social Phobia News

Video Game ‘Addiction’ Spans the Globe

January 20th, 2011
Video Game Addiction Spans the GlobeA new study demonstrates that parents may have good reason to be concerned about how much time their kids play video games. Investigators found evidence that video game "addiction" ...

New Drug May Ease Social Impairment of Autism

December 13th, 2010
New Drug May Ease Social Impairment of AutismResearchers have launched a pilot clinical trial of a new medication aimed at relieving the sociability problems of adolescent and young adult patients with autism ...

Aggressive Parenting May Harm Child’s Emotional Health

September 22nd, 2010
Aggressive Parenting May Harm Childs Emotional HealthA new study underway hopes to determine whether or not grabbing a child firmly by the arm, yelling and repeatedly punishing him or her ...

Magnetic Imaging Promotes Brain Biofeedback

September 10th, 2010
Magnetic Imaging Promotes Brain BiofeedbackEmerging research suggests people can learn to control the activity of some brain regions when they get feedback signals provided by functional magnetic resonance brain imaging (fMRI). Dr. Andrea ...

Social Media Doesn’t Help in the Classroom

May 6th, 2010
Social Media Doesn't Help in the ClassroomA new study suggests use of social media in the classroom had little effect on building connections or social capital among students. The research, conducted by the Lab for ...

New Cuddle Drug Excites Partner to Spoon Instead of Snooze

April 29th, 2010
Recent studies suggest the ingestion of a certain hormone can increase a person’s ability to empathize, socialize, and possibly lead the way to medicate social-anxiety disorders. The study, conducted by Dr. René Hurlemann of Bonn University’s Clinic for Psychiatry, along with ...

Program To Reduce Child Anxiety

April 29th, 2010
Program To Reduce Child AnxietyAn innovative research program offered by a Vancouver university is helping socially vulnerable children, ages 8 to 12, to reduce anxiety and change misperceptions. Andrew R. Eisen, Ph.D., ...

Physician Prescription Patterns for Psychiatric Drugs

March 23rd, 2010
Physician Prescription Patterns for Psychiatric Drugs A new study reviews the behavior of physicians when making the decision to prescribe psychiatric drugs. Investigators, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ...

Social Challenges Accompany Parkinson’s

March 4th, 2010
Social Challenges Accompany ParkinsonsNew research may have discovered the root source for the social challenges faced by Parkinson's patients. The difficulty appears to come from an inability to recognize expressions of emotion in ...

Discriminatory Policies Affect Mental Health

March 3rd, 2010
Discriminatory Policies Affect Mental Health A new study discovers institutional discrimination can influence the psychiatric health of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) individuals. Researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health found an ...