Why Medication Should Be a Last Resort for Social Anxiety

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Are you thinking about taking medication to help your social anxiety? Before you do, you might want to take these words of caution. In a new study published in the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, researchers looked into what is the … Continue reading

Radical Implosion: Why You Should Embarrass Yourself On Purpose

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Can embarrassing yourself on purpose be good for your social anxiety? “Radical implosion” is an extreme form of therapy that plays off of this idea. It’s a type of therapy where you put yourself in very intimidating situations so that … Continue reading

Do You Talk About Your Problems Too Much?

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We all need to express our feelings every now and then. And it’s good to have people who will just listen and be supportive of us when we are feeling down and in the dirt. However, there’s a point where … Continue reading

When Social Anxiety Makes You Hate the World

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At its most basic level, social anxiety is a fear of being around people and being negatively judged. However, sometimes this fear can become so strong that it turns into hate. When my social anxiety was at its worst, I … 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