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2012-07-26 06:24:20

GREAT NECK, N.Y., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Preventing mass murder begins in part with developing better diagnostics and treatment for social anxiety and avoidance, says therapist Jonathan Berent, L.C.S.W., who has treated 10,000 anxiety sufferers over his 30-year career. Aurora, Colo., shooter James Holmes's profile of a quiet, friendless loner echoes those of Columbine's Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold and Virginia Tech's Seung-Hui Cho. "Social avoidance is the common denominator with...

2011-10-25 07:20:00

GREAT NECK, N.Y., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite long-held beliefs, public speaking is not the number-one fear - said to rank above even death. Instead, says performance anxiety therapist Jonathan Berent, LCSW, author of "Beyond Shyness" and "Work Makes Me Nervous," the true number-one fear is speaking in public. Is there really a difference? Yes, and it's a critical one, Berent says. "Public speaking refers to giving a speech in front of an audience," he explains. "Speaking in...

2011-10-04 12:53:00

GREAT NECK, N.Y., Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jonathan Berent has authored the definitive book on drug-free treatment for social anxiety, "Work Makes Me Nervous," (Wiley) that teaches proven ways to conquer work-performance anxiety. The economic climate is tough and getting tougher. Things will get worse before they get better seems to be the operative algorithm. Economic stress is creating a need for productivity and high performance more than ever before. Survival of the fittest is a...