With online use ever-increasing, so is the rise of ghosting – when friends decide to disappear into the social ether.
Many people will be feeling anxious about working around others again, after such a long period at home. There are a few things employers and employees can do to ease the transition.
One person out of three does not dare to turn to the supplier in case of problems. Feeling of shame, as well as doubts about the ability of the person they are dealing explain that figure.
Comparing ourselves to people who are worse off than we are on social media should make us feel better. The opposite is true.
Home may have become associated with safety and control during lockdown, so resuming life in public can seem daunting.
Traumatic experiences (usually of shame or defeat) lead many people across the globe to cut themselves off from social contact and withdraw from society.
It’s helpful to remember you’re in an unusual situation with no perfect map of how to cope, or a ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to get through it.
Going back to school can be tough for children who suffer from social anxiety.
Particularly for people with social anxiety, the prospect of reconnecting with the outside world could be daunting. But there are things you can do to make the transition a little easier.
Anxiety around going to the toilet in a public place is a recognised mental health condition. We explored the thought processes behind shy bladder and shy bowel to better understand these disorders.
Loneliness is often triggered by significant life events, and young people have these in abundance. But the solution isn’t as simple as joining a group or trying harder to make friends.
Remembering past events, experiences or emotions is a big part of being human. But if dwelling on the past is distressing, here’s what you can do to help.
Posting on social media, reaching a group of friends all at once, can make connecting with others less threatening for people who experience social anxiety.
Loving parent can think of nothing more important than protecting their shy children, but excessively protecting your child and taking over doesn’t allow them to learn through experience.
As the first days of school approach rapidly, an educational psychologist offers strategies for combating anxiety in children and teens.
People with paranormal beliefs often experience social rejection. But for those at risk of psychosis, support is important for prevention.
Exposure therapy, where people face their feared social situations, is one treatment that can be used to treat social anxiety. So how does it work?
Even Trump and Clinton have oratorical anxieties. Here are some research-based strategies presidential candidates and the rest of us can use to overcome them.
When 9- to 12-month-olds with presented with two images at once – one snake and one flower – researchers found that the babies turned their heads more quickly to look at snakes than at flowers.
New research reveals some startling findings and discovers the problem is worst in the West.