Wednesday, April 16, 2014

5 Ways to Measure Your Social Anxiety Using Scientific Tests and Scales

There's tests all over the internet on how to measure the severity of your symptoms of social phobia. Some are accurate and some are not. However, if you want accurate results, it's best to stick with those tests designed by

Friday, April 11, 2014

Why Aren’t More Doctors Prescribing Exercise to Treat Depression and Anxiety?

Once again, we talk about the power of exercise in treating and sometimes curing forms of depression and anxiety. This time The New York TimesPhillymag.com and The Atlantic chime in, begging to know the answer to the question: If

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Grad Student's Online Treatment Effective in Battling Social Anxiety

Marina Gershkovich, a Drexel PhD student in clinical psychology, has joined a long list of developers determined to treat social anxiety disorder through online self-help programs.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Andrew Solomon Describes Depression Perfectly: A TED Talk

Gifted writer Andrew Solomon is famous for insightful books on topics difficult to touch. His TED Talk video based on his book Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity has been seen about two million times.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Remedy #177 A Strong Connection with a Social Group to Cure Depression and Anxiety

Due to increasing concerns about possible side effects from antidepressants, there has been a growth in research for natural alternatives in the treatment of the mental disorder. More recently, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Friday, March 28, 2014

New Nasal Spray May Be a Way To Treat Depression

Imagine you're feeling the blues. Instead of taking a pill, reading a self-help book or exercising, you pull out a nasal spray. However, this nasal spray isn't for colds. It's used as a remedy for depression. This dream is becoming a reality.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Remedy #176 Self-Talk as a Treatment for Social Anxiety: How You Do It Matters

We've had posts about "self-talking" before. It's an interesting and often helpful way to alleviate the symptoms of social phobia and depression. However, repeating a phrase in the mirror like "I'm going to ask out Leanne today and