Research and News

Learning to relax can be surprisingly stressful, but it's always worth it in the end. Find out how forcing yourself to relax can be anxiety-inducing, and learn the signs of someone who is fearful of relaxation.

Feeling excessivly anxious during a conversation or a party can take all the enjoyment out of the experience. This is why it's so important for someone with social anxiety to have some kind of support system. However, it can be hard to find a trusted companion when you're too scared to open up. Read up on some good sources of information and support for the socially anxious.

Bullying can have negative effects on people of all ages, but teens are especially susceptible to long-term emotional damage. Researchers in Finland are finding out how bullying is linked to social phobia in teenagers. Read more about it in this article.

Just about everyone seems to own a big screen TV, a smartphone, and a personal computer. Personal music players and tablet computers are also growing in popularity. But how are these new gadgets affecting our mental health? New research is shedding light on the topic.

Many people are reluctant to take medication for their depression. Antidepressants can make a major difference for someone with severe depression, but everyone has a drug which will work best for them. A new study shows that talk therapy may have a unique effect on antidepressants. Read about it here!

Getting yourself the right help can be confusing and overwhelming. Learn more about what your options are, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and the importance of having a plan that allows you to start closer to the finish.

Nutrition can have a powerful impact on your anxiety and ability to cope with stress. Learn what research has shown can help calm your anxiety and some surprising things may be making it worse. Part two of two.

Studies consistently show that exercise and physical activity is one of the most effective ways to help reduce anxiety and manage stress. Learn what the research says about how and why exercise works for managing anxiety and some sneaky tricks for becoming more active and making it FUN.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness practices have proven themselves highly beneficial for treating anxiety, panic attacks, and more. Learn what it is, the supporting research, and how it can be used to help treat anxiety.

How do anti-depressants leave us relieved of depression? Researchers are continuously studying the possibilities of manipulating certain areas of our brain that control anxiety and depression. There are enough indications that anti-depressants also work like that which is why they have a calming effect on depression.
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