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2011-10-29 07:00:00

The launch of this âœAnxiety Reduction Zen Meditationâ program couldnât be timelier, announces a noted California anxiety doctor. Notoriously stressful, the holidays worsen the symptoms of millions with social anxiety, OCD and terrifying panic attacks, but one anti-anxiety e-book can offer instant therapeutic guidance, encouragement and peace â“ without pharmaceuticals. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2011 Holiday...

2011-10-20 10:19:42

New psychotherapy developed at Cedars-Sinai helps depression patients cultivate optimistic outlook instead of traditional therapy focus on negative thoughts about past Patients with major depression do better by learning to create a more positive outlook about the future, rather than by focusing on negative thoughts about their past experiences, researchers at Cedars-Sinai say after developing a new treatment that helps patients do this. While Major Depressive Disorder patients...

2011-09-26 07:00:00

'Turnaround: Turning Fear Into Freedom,' an audio treatment program for child anxiety, was featured on Coffee Klatch Special Needs Radio with host, Marianne Russo. She interviewed Turnaround co-creators Dr. David Russ and Christopher McCarthy. They discussed why child anxiety is so prevalent today and how Turnaround can really help children overcome their fears. Marianne states, "I'm so excited to have found a program that is really amazing for children. It's a completely different way of...

2011-09-14 22:01:46

An emerging therapy known as cognitive bias modification, in which software helps subjects divert attention away from anxiety and interpret situations more calmly, helped improve anxiety symptoms in a pilot-scale randomized controlled trial. A small clinical trial suggests that cognitive bias modification (CBM), a potential anxiety therapy that is delivered entirely on a computer, may be about as effective as in-person therapy or drugs for treating social anxiety disorder. The Brown...

2011-09-07 07:00:00

Turnaround: Turning Fear Into Freedom, an audio treatment program for child anxiety, receives praise from blogger and mother of 3 children, Su Penn. Turnaround got the attention of Su when she purchased the program to help her son with anxiety. She was so pleased with the results she saw in her son, and the parental guidance it gave her, that she felt compelled to write about it. âœIt has been such a gift to our family! " To read the entire independent review, visit...

2011-08-15 12:09:50

For proof that rejection, exclusion, and acceptance are central to our lives, look no farther than the living room, says Nathan Dewall, a psychologist at the University of Kentucky. "If you turn on the television set, and watch any reality TV program, most of them are about rejection and acceptance," he says. The reason, DeWall says, is that acceptance"”in romantic relationships, from friends, even from strangers"”is absolutely fundamental to humans. In a new paper published in...

2011-07-13 13:14:42

Researchers say intervening early during teen years may help to prevent adult problems later Training teenagers to look at social situations positively could help those with anxiety and may help prevent problems persisting into adult life, new research from Oxford University is beginning to suggest. The researchers found that tasks designed to prompt either positive or negative interpretations of unclear situations can shift how healthy teenagers think about such events. The approach is...

2011-04-13 21:26:38

New findings from Rhode Island Hospital study indicate that a change to DSM-IV criteria is needed 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 is now published online in advance...

2011-04-08 00:00:27

Informed Therapy Resources (ITR), featuring Turnaround: Turning Fear Into Freedom, continues to receive praise not only from professionals but from bloggers, parents, and kids. The child anxiety treatment program was independently reviewed by a Canadian blogger and childhood educator who found the program to be quite impressive. She writes: "I have been absolutely amazed by the Turnaround program. The design of the program and the fact that it is children speaking on the CDs is the highlight...


Latest Social anxiety disorder Reference Libraries

Obesophobia
2013-12-24 13:50:12

Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia, from the Greek phobia, meaning fear or morbid fear and obeso, meaning fat, is a persistent and abnormal fear of gaining weight, especially in cultures that value being thin. This phobia was listed as a rare disease by the Office of Rare Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. Certain individuals suffering from this phobia originally start with a desire to lose weight which turns into a compulsive desire to avoid all of the things that could result in...

Pharmacophobia
2013-12-24 12:55:45

Pharmacophobia or medication phobia, comes from Greek pharmakon, meaning “drug, medicine” and phobos, meaning “fear”, is the fear of the use of pharmacological treatments. In severe, excessive, and irrational cases, it might be a type of specific phobia. While lack of awareness by patient of adverse drug reactions can have a serious consequence, having a phobia of medications can also have serious detrimental effects on the patient’s health. Medication phobia can also lead to...

Phobophobia
2013-12-24 12:34:07

Phobophobia is a phobia defined as the fear of phobias, or the fear of fear, including intense anxiety and unrealistic and persistent fear of the somatic sensations and the feared phobia ensuing. This phobia can also be defined as the fear of developing a phobia. Phobophobia is related to anxiety disorders and panic attacks directly linked to other types of phobias, such as agoraphobia. When a patient has developed this phobia, their condition might be diagnosed and treated as part of anxiety...

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