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Social Anxiety and the Internet

Barbara Holm | Posted 04.09.2013 | Technology
Barbara Holm

The Internet is a safe barrier where people can feel free to say whatever they want. If we're all connected when we're alone in a dark room lit up by a computer screen, then why would we ever go to a bar?

7 Times Failure Can Be A Blessing

Posted 11.04.2012 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Nobody likes to crash and burn. Some meltdowns, however, wise us up to new possibilities. Columnist Leigh Newman reveals the most i...

7 Things That Actually Accelerate Aging

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.12.2012 | Fifty

According to a new study published this week, phobic anxiety, which is triggered by intense fear, contributes to older adults aging quickly. Althou...

Treatment for Social Anxiety

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 08.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

If you feel emotional discomfort about social situations, interactions with others, or being evaluated or judged by others, you may have "social anxiety" -- a problem shared by almost 20 million others in the United States.

How To Overcome Performance Anxiety: Don't Think Of It As A Performance

Tamar Chansky | Posted 07.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

People aren't on the sidelines judging our lives with the clipboard and whistle, and we shouldn't be either.

Is It Shyness -- Or Social Phobia?

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 12.17.2011 | Parents

WASHINGTON — Does your teen show normal nerves about the weekend party, or always stay home? Nearly half of teenagers say they're shy, perhaps ...

Get Over Yourself! Learn This Secret to Boost Your Confidence

Robert Pagliarini | Posted 12.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Pagliarini

Nobody cares about you. Furthermore, nobody thinks about you, watches you, keeps track of what you're wearing, or notices the words you mispronounce. And yes, this is wonderful news!

Accepting Social Fears

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

Working with social anxiety - and phobias - can take many forms including therapy, meditation, and medication. And I have found that humor also helps.