Social Anxiety and the Amygdala Hijack

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A lot of our social anxiety is caused by an area in the brain called the amygdala. In many ways, the amygdala can be considered the “home of anxiety.” Neuroscience research shows that the amygdala plays a big role in … Continue reading

The Logic Behind Social Anxiety: How Belief Patterns Become Self-Fulfilling

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One common theory about social anxiety is that it’s influenced by negative belief patterns, especially the belief that you are “unlikable” or “inferior” person. In a new study, psychologists investigated whether those with social anxiety disorder hold these negative beliefs … Continue reading