Quantcast
Last updated on April 17, 2014 at 17:30 EDT

Latest Social anxiety disorder Stories

6c3144d0a8197d8f748c3995a2e378ff1
2011-01-17 09:52:30

Nearly one out of every 10 kids who play video games become addicted to them, and those pathological gamers could develop a plethora of mental health problems if their addiction is not properly dealt with, claims a new study published in the February 2011 edition of the journal Pediatrics. As part of the study, researchers analyzed 3,034 school children attending third through eighth grade at 12 different schools in Singapore. They discovered that 83% of those kids played games regularly, and...

2010-12-01 00:40:00

The National Parenting Center (TNPC) awarded Turnaround: Turning Fear Into Freedom its 2011 Seal of Approval. Comprised of parents and educators, the TNPC was "impressed with the comprehensive scope" of the Turnaround program in helping children overcome their fears and anxieties. This new, powerful audio program is designed for anxious children who struggle with, Panic Attacks, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Phobia, Separation Anxiety, and...

798ae2957a17c62966ab388a0f29216f1
2010-10-25 13:11:28

Researchers may have pinpointed a reason many smokers struggle to quit. According to new research published in the journal Addiction, smokers with a history of anxiety disorders are less likely to quit smoking. The study, conducted by the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI), offered free coaching and medications to smokers in Madison and Milwaukee. While overall quit rates for the study were high, participants with anxiety diagnoses were much less...

2010-10-19 07:37:17

Children today face stressors that their parents and grandparents never dreamed of. What are these stressors and how are they affecting kids today? That was the topic on WCNC Charlotte Today with host Colleen Odegaard. She spoke with three experts in the field of child health, Christopher McCarthy, professional counselor and co-author of Turnaround, Dr. Kerry Van Voohis, Medical Director for Levine Children's Hospital, and Dr. Francis Van Voorhis, homework expert from John Hopkins Medical...

6f64e4e0e6efda3a43936eb321778757
2010-10-15 06:25:00

One in four US teenagers report having a mood, behavior or anxiety disorder that interferes with their daily life, while 1 in 2 actually meet the criteria for a mental disorder, according to new research. The study, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, found that 51 percent of boys and 49 percent of girls ages 13 to 19 have some type of anxiety or substance use disorder. In 22 percent of the teens surveyed, the disorder was so severe it...

2010-09-29 07:54:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Anxiety Disorder Association of America recently explained that: Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses affecting children and adults, and they are one of the most common mental health problems on college campuses. Of the 40 million adults in the U.S. who suffer from an anxiety disorder, 75 percent of them experienced their first episode by age 22. Only about one-third of all those suffering receive treatment, even though these...

2010-08-23 06:00:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) has partnered with MonkeySee.com to provide a series of seven free online educational videos on how to manage and overcome stress and anxiety. Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses affecting children, and some 40 million American adults suffer from them. Even though the disorders are highly treatable, only about one-third of those suffering receive treatment....

2010-07-27 23:53:39

Teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) "” the most common childhood psychiatric condition in the United States "” are less likely to finish high school on time than students with other mental-health disorders that often are considered more serious, a large national study by researchers at the UC Davis School of Medicine has found. The study found that nearly one third of students with ADHD, twice the proportion as students with no psychiatric disorder, either...

2010-06-11 01:18:36

A research conducted at the University of Granada has identified the different effects of being of a nervous disposition and being anxious at a given moment on what happens around us. Being of a nervous disposition and being anxious at a given moment affects our attention to what happens. This finding will help improve the treatment of anxiety disorders, so common in our days. In fact, anxiety has become one of the most common conditions among the population, which can explain the negative...

2010-05-19 08:42:17

An intervention in primary care settings that allowed a choice of cognitive behavior therapy, medication, or both, along with computer-assisted treatment support for patients with common anxiety disorders, resulted in greater improvement in anxiety symptoms and functional disability compared to usual care, according to a study in the May 19 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on mental health. Peter Roy-Byrne, M.D., of the Uni­versity of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle,...


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...

More Articles (3 articles) »