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May

  The quality of one’s diet can have a large effect on not only physical health, but mental health as well. In a new study, it’s been found that those who eat more fermented food, such as milk, cheese, yogurt, and bread, have overall lower social anxiety. Professor Matthew Hilimire, one of the authors of…

11

May

Social anxiety affects many people in their daily lives, and studies are beginning to show a painful side-effect. Teeth grinding can lead to fractures in the jaw and teeth, along with bruising and pain severe enough to be unable to talk. Researchers initially sought the association between taking antidepressants (a common treatment used for social…

26

Oct

A recent study of thousands found that talk therapy was more helpful than antidepressants for those suffering from social anxiety disorder. Talk therapy helps patients challenge their fears deemed irrational or harmful and also allows them to overcome their social issues, such as avoidance of social situations. These proved to be more effective than medication,…

28

Sep

Recent clinical trials that suggest talk therapy may be a better first option to pursue in addressing Social Anxiety disorder then medication.  Specifically, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) appears helpful. CBT offers skills and training that may prove more beneficial over the long run then medication alone. It still boils down to personal choices and comfort…