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Social anxiety (social anxiety disorder or social phobia) is a mental illness in which a person has a fear of or worry concerning social situations that doesn’t go away. This anxiety may be accompanied by mutism (the inability or unwillingness to speak in certain situations).
International consortium proposes new approach to diagnosing mental illnesses

International consortium proposes new approach to diagnosing mental illnesses

Study finds new drug treatment to be safe and well-tolerated in pediatric patients with anxiety

Study finds new drug treatment to be safe and well-tolerated in pediatric patients with anxiety

Psychotherapy normalizes brain changes linked to social anxiety disorder

Psychotherapy normalizes brain changes linked to social anxiety disorder

Researchers find effective cure for social anxiety disorders

Researchers find effective cure for social anxiety disorders

Increased sensitivity to uncertain threat common to several anxiety disorders

Increased sensitivity to uncertain threat common to several anxiety disorders

Study examines effects of internet-based cognitive behavior therapy for social anxiety

Study examines effects of internet-based cognitive behavior therapy for social anxiety

Researchers find common brain abnormalities shared across multiple emotional disorders

Researchers find common brain abnormalities shared across multiple emotional disorders

New study pinpoints individual neurons in the brain that support observational learning

New study pinpoints individual neurons in the brain that support observational learning

Study evaluates effectiveness of psychotherapy in SAD patients who fail to respond to antidepressants

Study evaluates effectiveness of psychotherapy in SAD patients who fail to respond to antidepressants

Study explores role of genetic and environmental factors in development of social anxiety

Study explores role of genetic and environmental factors in development of social anxiety

Bionomics’ BNC210 Phase 1 trial for anxiety and depression meets primary endpoint

Bionomics’ BNC210 Phase 1 trial for anxiety and depression meets primary endpoint

Going to bed late evenings linked to repetitive negative thoughts

Going to bed late evenings linked to repetitive negative thoughts

Bipolar remission influenced by anxiety and OCD

Bipolar remission influenced by anxiety and OCD

Elsevier launches Open Access, online-only journal Internet Interventions

Elsevier launches Open Access, online-only journal Internet Interventions

Publication provides update on the origins and causes of anxiety disorders

Publication provides update on the origins and causes of anxiety disorders

Study shows anxiety-promoting parental behaviors affect children

Study shows anxiety-promoting parental behaviors affect children

Social threat reveals self-esteem mismatch in social anxiety disorder adolescents

Social threat reveals self-esteem mismatch in social anxiety disorder adolescents

FDA approves Mylan's ANDA for Venlafaxine HCl ER Capsules to treat depressive, anxiety disorder

FDA approves Mylan's ANDA for Venlafaxine HCl ER Capsules to treat depressive, anxiety disorder

Smokers with anxiety disorders less likely to quit smoking

Smokers with anxiety disorders less likely to quit smoking

Flexible treatment delivery intervention in primary care reduces symptoms of anxiety: Study

Flexible treatment delivery intervention in primary care reduces symptoms of anxiety: Study