Psychology & Psychiatry

Minorities bore disproportionate mental health impact of pandemic

Racial and ethnic minorities bore a disproportionate mental health burden during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study published this week in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Andrew Chan of Harvard Medical School, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Feeling overwhelmed? Try microdosing bravery

Like many who struggle with anxiety, professor Kristen Lee found herself living in a "what if" perspective. "What if the pandemic hadn't happened? What if there's even more trauma around the corner?"

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mental health services underused in aged care

Fewer than 3% of people with mental health conditions living in Australian residential aged care facilities accessed government-subsidized mental health services, a new analysis from Flinders University and the South Australian ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

COVID-19 conspiracy theories associated with depression

The Global COVID-19 pandemic has been marked by a significant minority of people expressing conspiratorial beliefs. Now a new study has shown that these beliefs may be harmful, especially to those who are prone to anxiety ...

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Social anxiety

Social anxiety is a term used to describe an experience of anxiety (emotional discomfort, fear, apprehension or worry) regarding social situations, interactions with other and being evaluated or scrutinized by other people. It occurs early in childhood as a normal part of the development of social functioning, but may go unnoticed until adolescence . People vary in how often they experience social anxiety or in which kinds of situations. It can be related to shyness or other emotional or temperamental factors, but its exact nature is still the subject of research and theory.

A psychopathological form of social anxiety is called "social anxiety disorder" or social phobia. This disorder can become major obsessions and can result in a reduced quality of life. Social anxiety can be self-integrated and persistent for people who suffer from O.C.D, which can make social anxiety even harder to control, especially if ignored.

Some use the terms "social anxiety" and "social phobia" interchangeably.

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