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.

Phobias are extremely stressful, but there are some very effective ways to treat them professionally. In children, a phobia eliminated can help them to be a lot healthier and less stressed as an adult. Read about pet phobias and treatment 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?

As a parent of someone with OCD, you may not know how to deal with your son or daughter's illness. This can be true even if he or she is old enough to articulate the effects of the disorder. If you want some advice on how to support your child with OCD, read this article.

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.

People who begin to show signs of an anxiety disorder in childhood have to learn how to cope with their illness early in life. If they do not, they may find themselves suffering unnecessarily for years. One woman who noticed an excess of anxiety in her daughter decided to take a proactive approach. Read about it here.

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With the amount of stress we face on a daily basis in our fast-paced society, it's no wonder stress has become a big topic in the media. We hear a lot of the same old stuff about it, but recently there have been some surprising findings. Come find out more here.
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