Social Phobia

One topic which is highly interesting to those who study psychology is how fear is triggered in the body. By learning how the fear response works, doctors will be better able to treat anxiety-related conditions in people. Here is what new research is showing about the emotion of fear.

Any person with social anxiety is likely to cringe at the prospect of meeting new people. Unfortunately, networking is of major importance in many career fields. So how can someone get past the fear and make the professional connections he or she needs?

While it may seem like a person with social phobia is just afraid of people, there is a lot more to the fear than you might think. Social phobia has many aspects to it that make it very different from other phobias. Learn about the behaviors and self-defeating thoughts which can contribute to social phobia.

As unsympathetic as the suggestion may sound, some psychology experts have proposed that an important reason people suffer from social anxiety is because they are overly focused on themselves. A blog post on PsychCentral discusses how self-absorption can affect people who are hyper-aware of how others perceive them.

If you've been following along with the series, you're probably wondering what the research findings you have read about can be applied to your life. In this article, you will learn more about the strategies and techniques experts teach to people with depression and anxiety disorders to help them manage their condition.

How does a person with depression think as compared to a healthy person? What about someone who has social anxiety? There are some exciting findings which reveal more about the perspective of a person with depression or social phobia. Read more here.

You've probably heard the expression "Think positive!", and at times you may have found such advice to be impractical or unrealistic. Before you scoff, though, you may want to read this article. Research in psychology has shown that people with certain mental health disorders are more likely to have unhealthy thought patterns.

As with many mental health disorders, experts have differing opinions on why people develop social anxiety. An interesting theory in psychology proposes that social anxiety may be related to levels of the hormone called progesterone. Read more about the potential link between progesterone and social anxiety.

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.
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