A Matter Of Social Anxiety And Ikhlaas – Where Psychology And Religion Converge

When it comes to counselling, matters of mental health and faith are often considered mutually exclusive. Ismail Shaikh argues in favor of the adage ‘trust in God, but tie your camel’ with a compelling case study. Is it time for us to reconcile our...

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Pokemon Go May Help People With Social Anxiety: Study

Pokemon Go may help people who struggle socially, according to a study which found that the popular augmented reality game has a lot of social aspects and requires players to have good social competence. Researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC...

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Genetic Risk Associated With Social Anxiety

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) refers to an anxiety disorder triggered by social situations. People with SAD have symptoms like fast heartbeat, sweating, and stomach upset when they are anxious. They have a fear that people might scrutinize their performance an...

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Brain Abnormalities Found In Patients With Depression And Social Anxiety

by Chelsea Gohd on November 30, 2017 6238 In the United States alone, millions of adults struggle with major depressive disorder (MDD), commonly known as depression. In 2012 alone, 16 million suffered at least one major depressive episode. At the same time, so...

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An Introvert’s Thanksgiving: How To Survive With Social Anxiety

Thanksgiving can be a time for welcomed visitors or stress-inducing chaos, whether your dinners involve out-of-state family, distant relatives (what’s that cousin’s name again?) or crazy neighbors. Your holiday plans may also include some sort of Friendsgi...

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PokéMon Go Could Help People Who Struggle Socially

Pokémon GO could help people who struggle socially, new research reveals.  Augmented reality (AR) encourages gamers to leave the house and interact with others, according to the first study of its kind.  Extroverts are more successful at such pastimes than ...

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Pornified Normative: Our Children And The Constant Hum Of Social Media Anxiety

By posting on social media we seek ‘validation and recognition and likes’ “Liking how you look” has taken on a whole new meaning – particularly for teenagers who turn to social media for guidance and affirmation about their appearance. Before posting...

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How To Overcome Social Anxiety

When we suffer from social anxiety, we may start to avoid social situations. Unfortunately, that only increases social anxiety, which just turns it into a vicious, never-ending cycle. So what are we to do? One of the most important things you can do is stop av...

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Online Social Networks May Ease Interpersonal Anxiety

Have you ever wanted to tell someone about a tough day at work but felt nervous about calling a friend to share what’s going on? New research suggests technology in the form of online social networks may help people who feel apprehensive about one-on-one int...

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What Does An Anxiety Disorder Feel Like? 4 Common Symptoms

If 2.6 billion people were suffering from an illness, you’d think we’d all be more familiar with it. That figure represents 33.7% of the population of the world, after all. It also represents the share of that population that will at some point experience ...

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7 dating tips for people with social anxiety

Dating for the socially anxious doesn’t have to be akin to a Stephen King novel, says Claire Eastham Social anxiety can make dating tricky, or if I’m honest, it can make it a nightmare worthy of a Stephen King novel.  As someone who feels uncomfortabl...

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5 tips for dealing with social anxiety at Thanksgiving

MNT – Hourly Medical News Since 2003 MNT – Hourly Medical News Since 2003 The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) report that 6.8 percent of all adults in the United States experience social anxiety — also known as “social phobiaR...

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What it’s like to get ready for a night out with social anxiety

We all have days where we don’t feel like being around other people. But having social anxiety disorder is something more debilitating. It’s characterised by ‘overwhelming anxiety and excessive self-consciousness in everyday social situations‘ with a ...

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Have social anxiety? Here’s how to negotiate Christmas

The countdown to Christmas seems to start earlier every year. And if you suffer from social anxiety, this means your nerves have even longer to kick in – and escalate to paralysing proportions. Social anxiety is defined as an overwhelming fear of social situ...

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Advice for Shy People at Holiday Parties

By design, holiday office parties are supposed to be fun. You chat with your co-workers, get to know the boss, and maybe even have a drink or two. For the shy among us, however, holiday work parties are nothing more than a winter-themed bummer, as the last thi...

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That sweating, trembling feeling: 10 strategies to cope with your shyness

Social anxiety can manifest itself mentally and physically. Here are ways you can learn to manage it Social anxiety can manifest itself mentally and physically. Here are ways you can learn to manage it According to British singer-songwriter Morrissey, “shyne...

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Social withdrawal may improve your creativity

Everyone needs an occasional break from the social ramble and sometimes unsociability may help boost your creativity, a study has found. “We have to understand why someone is withdrawing to understand the associated risks and benefits,” said lead author of...

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Don’t Let Anxiety Ruin Your Day

It’s not uncommon these days to wake up with a feeling of dread. If we’re not worrying about what’s going to pop up in our news feed, we’re worrying about our overpacked schedules and endless to-do lists. Oh, if we could just pull the covers back o...

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We’re All Mad Here: Claire Eastham talks social anxiety and panic attacks

‘Honestly I think I was probably born with it. I was a nervous, overly sensitive child. ‘At secondary school it started coming out more because you’re expected to behave in a way that’s deemed normal rather than what feels natural to you, such as stand...

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MEN&WOMEN: How to overcome shyness

Are you shy? Lots of guys are. But eventually you’ll marry, just like everyone else. You just have to learn the right social skills first. ILLUSTRATION| IGAH  Are you shy? Lots of guys are. But eventually you’ll marry, just like everyone else. You just ha...

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