As children move toward adolescence, they rely increasingly on close relationships with peers. Socially withdrawn children, who have less contact with peers, may miss out on the support that friendships provide. In a new study about the peer relationships of almost 2,500 fifth graders who are socially withdrawn in different ways and those who are […]
Tag Archives | Social Anxiety Disorder
A new study from Rhode Island Hospital researchers shows that obese individuals with social anxiety related only to their weight may experience anxiety as severe as individuals with social anxiety disorder (SAD). The findings directly conflict with the criteria for SAD in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM-IV). The study […]
People who migrate to the United States from Mexico have a significantly higher risk of developing depressive or anxiety disorders than family members of migrants who remain in Mexico, according to a report in the April issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Children suffering from extreme social anxiety are trapped in a nightmare of misinterpreted facial expressions: They confuse angry faces with sad ones, a new Emory University study shows. Emory psychologist Steve Nowicki, a clinical researcher who developed the tests used in the study. The study was co-authored by Amy Walker, a former undergraduate student at […]
When psychotherapy helps someone get better, what does that change look like in the brain? This was the question a team of Canadian psychological scientists set out to investigate in patients suffering from social anxiety disorder. Their findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association of Psychological Science.
Parents may have good reason to be concerned about how much time their kids have been spending playing their new video games since the holidays. A new study by an international research team, including an Iowa State University psychologist, found further evidence that video game “addiction” exists globally and that greater amounts of gaming, lower […]
The National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) announced the release of “Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder): Always Embarrassed” in their continuing series of free e-booklets that demystify common psychological disorders. Included in this review is a link to download this 6-page, full color e-booklet in PDF format.