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Article SOCIAL PHOBIA ≠ SHYNESS

Social Phobia versus Shyness Social phobia also known as Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) is not simply extreme shyness. Many people experience some shyness and discomfort, especially in new situations or with unfamiliar people. However, it’s generally tolerable once you warm up and relax after a while. Unlike shyness, such conditions are intolerable for SAD sufferers who find it nearly impossible…

Article What Doesn’t Destroy Me Makes Me Stronger

Stigmas are toxic. When those with mental illness are described as “crazy” or “psycho,” it illustrates how ignorant and asinine society continues to be. Mental health treatments have made significant progress, and we can now attribute many psychiatric diseases to neurochemical imbalances and organic causes. Yet sadly, this age-old stigma remains carelessly intact. Consequently, negative stereotypes inhibit those with mental…

Article To Drug or Not to Drug? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and The Latest Research for OCD

To Drug or Not to Drug? That Is the Question. Many parents agonize over the dilemma – “Should my child be medicated for OCD?” To make an informed decision, let’s take a look at the latest research. Drugs approved for OCD by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) include Zoloft, Anafranil, Luvox, Prozac, and Paxil. Overall, research within the…