Research and News

When you think of someone who has social phobia, you probably don't picture an older person. Younger people are usually the ones to suffer from embarrassment and insecurity around others. But it turns out that older adults can develop social phobia as well. People who haven't been treated continue to suffer with the condition as they age. Read about social phobia and its effects on older people.

It's natural for people to be scared of something, whether it's insects, flying, or heights. Arachnophobia, the fear of spiders and other arachnids, is fairly common. Research actually shows that arachnophobia may be more than a simple fear of spiders. What else could be behind this well-known phobia? Read to find out!

You've probably heard of people having social anxiety disorder or social phobia. These conditions are difficult but not impossible to deal with. What you may not have heard of is paruresis, also known as "shy bladder syndrome." But what does paruresis have to do with social anxiety? Read more to find the answer to this question and others you may have!

If you're looking to use alternative methods to treat driving phobia or driving anxiety, you may want to read this article. You'll learn all about how hypnosis is used to ease driving fear. Here you can also learn what dissociative imagery is and how it was used by a PhD to treat a patient's driving phobia.

Facebook and other social media sites are making headlines lately for possibly causing anxiety and depression in children and in teens. Is social networking really putting kids at a higher risk for mental health issues? We can't say for sure yet, but there are certain things your kids need to know before they use the Internet. Read what you can do to help your kids use the Web responsibly.

So many celebrities and public figures are coming forward to talk about their struggle with mental health issues. A number of politicians, actors, and writers have recently described their illness with the public. Read this article to find out what popular musician Fiona Apple has to say about living with OCD.

What if we could recognize obsessive-compulsive disorder in someone who was just a baby? A new study from Bucknell University may make that a possibility sooner than you think! The new information gained from the study may even help with preventive measures. Read more about the research findings and what they could mean for your child.

Sometimes people with an anxiety disorder find that existing treatments just don't work for them. This is especially true for people with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, which is typically treated with one of several well known drugs.Some people with the condition are reluctant to try methods that involve risky drugs. Read about new drugs that are being tested by the army for treating PTSD.

Do you know someone who seems to be depressed? A survey shows that you probably do! As more people come forward to talk about their battle with depression, the symptoms of the illness become easier to recognize. Knowing what depression is and how to spot it is very important because it can lead to recovery. Discover what a poll revealed about public knowledge of depression.

How do you deal with unpleasant thoughts and feelings? Do you try to suppress your worries and bury your anger? Or do you confront your fears and problems directly? Different sources have claimed one method or another is best for coping with your unhappiness. A recent study discusses the benefits of using one of two methods for reflecting on bad experiences. Learn which way of thinking is shown to be healthier.
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