Psychology & Psychiatry

Reframing stress: Stage fright can be your friend

Fear of public speaking tops death and spiders as the nation's number one phobia. But new research shows that learning to rethink the way we view our shaky hands, pounding heart, and sweaty palms can help people perform better ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Even the brains of people with anxiety states can get used to fear

Fear is a protective function against possible dangers that is designed to save our lives. Where there are problems with this fear mechanism, its positive effects are cancelled out: patients who have a social phobia become ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Half of teens shy, but for a few it's more serious

Does your teen show normal nerves about the weekend party, or always stay home? Nearly half of teenagers say they're shy, perhaps a bit surprising in our say-anything society. But a government study finds a small fraction ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study identifies risks, consequences of video game addiction

Parents may have good reason to be concerned about how much time their kids have been spending playing their new video games since the holidays. A new study by an international research team -- including an Iowa State University ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychiatric symptoms may predict Internet addiction in adolescents

Adolescents with psychiatric symptoms such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), social phobia, hostility and depression may be more likely to develop an Internet addiction, according to a report in the October ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers develop better treatment for social fears

While just about all of us would admit to being shy from time to time in social situations, about one in 20 Australians suffer from an extreme form of shyness known as social phobia.

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