Social Phobia Fear Inhibited by Hormone Oxytocin

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  Social Phobia is an Anxiety Disorder that affects up to 40 million Americans. Also called Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), Social Phobia, is characterized by overwhelming anxiety and excessive self-consciousness in everyday social situations. People with Social Phobia have a persistent, intense, and chronic fear of being watched and judged by others and of being [...]

Prone to Anxiety? New Gene Research Says “Yes”

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The evidence keeps building for physical causes for Anxiety Disorders. The Met158 gene variation has been found to cause an exaggerated "startle" response among people prone to develop Anxiety Disorders. Inborn differences may help explain why trauma gives some people bad memories and others the nightmare of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Scientists in Germany and [...]

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