social anxiety

Blogging relieves teens of social anxiety


January 5th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Jan 5 (IANS) Blogging could relieve teenagers from social anxiety, improve their self-esteem and help them relate better to their friends, says a study. Maintaining a blog has ... Read more...

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Don’t feel bad if your are easily embarrassed


September 29th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) If committing a faux pas in public or mistaking an overweight woman for a prospective mother leaves you red-faced, don't feel bad. A new study suggests ... Read more...

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Rejection spawns ill health, anti-social feelings


August 14th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Acceptance is fundamental to the well-being and worth of an individual. But its evil twin -- rejection -- spawns ill health and anti-social feelings, which can ... Read more...

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Virtual partner better for workouts


May 23rd, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Can't find anyone to exercise with? Don't despair. A new research reveals that working out with a virtual partner improves motivation while exercising. The study led ... Read more...

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Elevated levels of sodium blunt body’s natural response to stress


April 6th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): New research from the University of Cincinnati (UC) shows that elevated levels of sodium blunt the body's natural responses to stress by inhibiting stress hormones that would otherwise ... Read more...

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Socially anxious kids misread faces, face trouble


April 1st, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Children suffering from extreme social anxiety often misread faces, confusing angry faces with sad ones."If you misread facial expressions, you're in social trouble, no matter what ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Indian-origin expert reveals dangers of ballerina body


February 24th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Natalie Portman is the favourite to win this year's Best Actress Oscar for her role in the movie 'Black Swan'. But an Indian-origin expert has raised concerns surrounding ... Read more...

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Personality traits affect quality of life following breast reconstruction


January 4th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that certain personality traits are linked to higher quality-of-life scores in breast cancer patients, who undergo breast reconstruction after mastectomy.Dr. Silvio Bellino and colleagues of ... Read more...

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How to bring out that social butterfly in you


November 21st, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): Not everyone is a social butterfly and for some, the very thought of making conversations is nothing short of terrifying.However, Dr. Martin Antony, a Ryerson University psychology professor ... Read more...

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What can be done to help troubled star Lindsay Lohan?


August 8th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 08 (ANI): Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan is going through a tough time as she is in the rehab centre after her jail stint for probation violation.And what all ... Read more...

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Shyness ‘can lead to marital problems’


May 20th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Here's a piece of information for introverts: Shyness can negatively affect the quality of your marriage.A key question in psychology, and everyday life is the extent to which ... Read more...

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Williams Syndrome Children Likely To Be More Racially Tolerant


April 13th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Apr 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent study conducted by the researchers, and published in a science journal have showed that there is a way to diminish the extreme racial bias ... Read more...

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Kids with Williams syndrome show no racial bias


April 13th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 13 (ANI): Children with Williams syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder that makes them lack normal social anxiety, have no racial biases, a new study has found.Children with the disorder are overly ... Read more...

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Pegging one too many deflates confidence, causes unease


July 21st, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 21 (IANS) Excessive drinking actually deflates confidence and also causes greater unease and agitation, according to a new study. For many, drinking is an essential part of a night out with ... Read more...

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Serotonin genetic variation makes macaque monkeys, humans play safe


January 17th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) A genetic variation in serotonin, a brain chemical, influences social behaviour of rhesus macaque monkeys, making them avoid risks or just play safe, a new study says. Humans ... Read more...

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Genetic variation that influences social behaviour in monkeys identified


January 14th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 14 (ANI): Scientists have found that a genetic variation involving the brain chemical serotonin influences the social behaviour of rhesus macaque monkeys. The finding attains significance as it may provide ... Read more...

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Anxiety patients overestimate their physiological problems


November 14th, 2008 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): People having anxiety disorders believe that they have more physiological problems than they really have, says a new University of Granada study.Some of the physiological symptoms that ... Read more...

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Worlds first case of disability to recognise voices reported


October 28th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): A University College London research team has reported the first known case of someone born without the ability to recognise voices, a rare condition which is scientifically ... Read more...

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Social form of bullying can lead to depression, anxiety in early adulthood


April 23rd, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Gossiping or spreading rumours about someone may not leave your victims with a black eye or bruises, but it will leave a mark on their psyche, say ... Read more...

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Love Hormone might help schizophrenic patients


February 10th, 2008 - 3:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Hugs, touches and eye contacts with your loved one are not just romantic, they also induce a "love hormone" in the brain that may help patients with disorders ... Read more...

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New programme may curb alcohol abuse among college students


November 27th, 2007 - 7:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): A programme for helping college students curb their use of alcohol has been created by researchers from the University of Cincinnati.Principal investigator Giao Tran, UC associate professor of ... Read more...

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