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  1. Coping With Social Anxiety
    Hi so gott over my irrational fear of people and i am more active but i have one problem left i have a mental block i just cant conver sate with people i have no fear i dunno maybe im just boring i dont no but when i hold a conversation its like the other people expect me to keep it going i also...
  2. Coping With Social Anxiety
    So according to this article I just read, the Amygdala is an organ in your brain which causes anxiety. Normal people have the Amygdala in an "off" position, until danger hits, then it sends your body fear. But people with anxiety problems (like us) have in constantly in the "on" position. So...
  3. Therapy
    hi im waine. I developed social anxiety when my grandad died when i was 8. Im 23 now. I was wondering whether anyone had ever tried rapid eye movement therapy and whether it helped them at all. As i understand it, you close your eyes and replay in your mind the event that caused your...
  4. Coping With Social Anxiety
    I'm already taking St John's Wort but my SA has been pretty bad recently and I've been signed off work for 6 weeks so I can get therapy. As an extra back up until I start my CBT someone suggested Rescue Remedy. Has anyone used it and if so did it work? Also, would I be able to use this even...
  5. Introductions and Welcomes
    Im sorry its so long and boring but I'm pretty confused! I'm new to this site after being recommended by a friend, at the moment I am a student, I've suffered from anxiety related problems in the past having anxiety/'panic attacks' regularly at a young age (despite feeling and coming over as a...
  6. Introductions and Welcomes
    Hi Everyone, For those of you who live in or near Los Angeles, I would recommend contacting UCLA's Anxiety Disorder Reserch Center. They are currently offering low-cost therapy for individuals with social anxiety disorder through a treatment study. Therapy costs $5 per session for individuals...
  7. Research Studies, Trials and News
    Hi Everyone, My name is Rachel and I am currently working with Researchers at Ryerson University who are investigating treatments for Social Anxiety Disorder. We are investigating Cognitive Behavioural therapy as well as Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based therapy. This study will soon come...
  8. Therapy
    So yesterday I went to cognitive behavioral therapy for the first time. I was excited because from a lot of what I have read, CBT is one of the most effective treatment options for people with SAD. It was a pretty good experience and I like my therapist. I mostly talked about what things have...
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