Social Anxiety Disorder
Wiki Number: PW208
Diagnosis: Social Anxiety Disorder
US Patients: 66% were co-morbid with another anxiety disorder, most commonly depression(1.49-3.5X)
Brain Area: amygdala becomes hyperactive, dopamine lower in the striatum, serotonin lower, anterior cingulate cortex-social pain!
Symptoms: fearing negative evaluation from others producing fear, anxiety and distress with impaired ability in social situations
Progression: stammering, rapid speehc, panic attacks, low self-esteem, sleep deprivation. Avoidance of social situations
Causes: 2/3 genetics or observational learning from a relative, socially isolated, insecurem shame, alcohol, core beliefs about self
Medications: SSRIs. Antidepressants, beta-blockers,
Therapies: CBT, Wolpe’s systematic-desensitization
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- Psychometric evaluation of the Russian version of the Gaming Disorder Scale for Adolescentsby Nabi Nazari on January 24, 2022
Problematic gaming has become an emerging global health issue. Formal recognition of gaming disorder in the ICD-11 is a new opportunity for the discipline to conduct further investigation concerning the psychological consequences of problematic gaming. The present study investigated the psychometric properties and construct structure of the recently developed Gaming Disorder for Scale for Adolescents (GADIS-A), a multi-dimensional instrument that screens for gaming disorder symptoms, among...
- Differences in mental health problems, coping self-efficacy and social support between adults victimised before and adults victimised after the COVID-19 outbreak: population-based prospective studyby Peter G van der Velden on January 24, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: The COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the mental health and coping self-efficacy levels of victims, whereas mental health problems among non-victims remained virtually stable. Mental healthcare workers, general practitioners and victim services should take this impact into account.
- Girls' Stuff? Maternal Gender Stereotypes and Their Daughters' Fearby Antje B M Gerdes on January 24, 2022
One of the most robust findings in psychopathology is the fact that specific phobias are more prevalent in women than in men. Although there are several theoretical accounts for biological and social contributions to this gender difference, empirical data are surprisingly limited. Interestingly, there is evidence that individuals with stereotypical feminine characteristics are more fearful than those with stereotypical masculine characteristics; this is beyond biological sex. Because gender role...
- Internet-Delivered Versus Face-to-Face Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety Disorders: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysisby Narges Esfandiari on January 24, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: ICBT and face-to-face CBT created equivalent overall effects. in treatment of anxiety disorders. Since there have been similar systematic reviews about anxiety disorders so far, and in majority of them, ICBT has not been compared against face-to-face treatment. More research is needed to establish the general equivalence of the two treatment formats. Also, understanding what makes ICBT work is a challenge for future research.