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

7 Signs It’s Time to Seek Help for Social Anxiety

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If you have social anxiety, when’s the best time to seek help? As someone who runs a website to help those who struggle with social anxiety, I naturally receive a lot of questions from others asking me for help. Most … Continue reading

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

How a Kindness Mindset Helps You Overcome Social Anxiety

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Need a good reason to socialize more? Try approaching people with a “kindness mindset.” Often people with social anxiety fear interacting with people because they feel they aren’t worthy of attention or respect. They think to themselves, “Why would anyone … 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