According to a new study, several anxiety disorders share a common underlying trait; a fear of the unknown.
A new study reveals heavy video gaming may not result in social anxiety or feelings of loneliness if players are socially engaged in social media or instant messaging.
A new study reveals a link between a food allergy diagnosis and social anxiety in children of low socioeconomic status. The study found 57% of children with food allergies report anxiety symptoms. Researchers suggest food allergies are linked to elevated social anxiety, fear of social rejection and also humiliation in children.
Rejection from fathers may lead to an increased risk of social anxiety and loneliness in children and teens, a new study reports.
Extroverts perform significantly better at facial recognition tasks than introverts.
Brain imaging studies shed new light on social behaviors such as empathy and team flow. The findings provide new understanding of the neural basis of social behaviors and conditions involving social dysfunction.
Study reports the balance between serotonin and dopamine may be a risk factor for a person developing social anxiety disorder.
Taijin-kyofusho, a form of social anxiety disorder characterized by a fear of causing others discomfort as a result of the sufferer's behavioral reactions, is linked to hypersensitivity of the emotional states of others and an inability to identify emotional context.
Oxytocin produced in the BNST increased stress-induced social anxiety behaviors in mice. The findings shed light on why oxytocin can sometimes provoke anti-social effects.
A significant number of people report feeling anxious when they hear their phones ring. Researchers explore why so many people experience phone call anxiety and address how to limit anxious reactions.