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Social anxiety, or social phobia, is a particularly difficult disorder for people to cope with. The worst thing about it is that it makes it very challenging to have the healthy social relationships most people desire. In this series, you can learn more about thought processes in a socially anxious person as compared to a person who is less anxious.

Sometimes we don't know how people who take medications for their mental health conditions will fare five, ten or even twenty years after they start their treatment. A study that began twenty years ago provides us with valuable information about OCD and how drug therapy affects people who have it. Read about it here.

We all know that the brain plays an important role in how we handle anxiety and stress. But what else determines how we will react to situations that make us worry? Read more about it in this article.

Avoidance occurs when people eliminate certain activities or situations from their life in order to feel more in control and safe. This usually happens when someone has an anxiety disorder like a phobia, and it's generally seen as a bad thing. But what if avoidance could sometimes be a good thing?

Do you have questions about panic attacks but feel unsure of whom to talk to? Or do you feel confused by your symptoms and wonder if you may be experiencing panic attacks? If so, you may want to come read what a psychiatry expert has to say here.

Some psychologists feel that in order to treat someone for a mental illness, you need to have an understanding of why the person has become ill in the first place. Others, however, believe you can treat someone just as effectively without knowing what caused the disorder. Read how this theory applies to anxiety disorders.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder has become a major problem for people who have served in the military. The good news is that increased awareness has led to more research into how to help these people. Find out the latest news in PTSD treatment and prevention here.

Left untreated, social phobia can rob you of a lot of fun and enriching social experiences. Most people simply don't understand that even though you want to reach out to them, your anxiety makes you feel incapable of doing so. Come read about social phobia and how it affects your brain.

War is an experience that has a strong emotional impact on everyone, especially those who are engaged in combat. The extent of emotional damage to a soldier, however, may vary depending on a number of factors. One of these factors may surprise you; read about it here.

Many new mothers are becoming aware of the risk of developing postpartum depression in the months after childbirth. New information is showing that postpartum depression may be indicative of other issues, as well. Find out more about mental health in expecting and new moms here.
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