SAD – Social Phobia

Dizzy? It May Be an Anxiety Disorder!

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Are you among the 3 million Americans who is always dizzy? Recent studies show that about 60 percent — almost 2 million — of chronically dizzy people also have an Anxiety Disorder. In fact, the Anxiety Disorder causes the dizziness! If you are among these numbers, you may have what is called Chronic Subjective Dizziness. [...]

Suicide and Anxiety Disorders: What Is the Risk?

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Suicidal behavior has not been associated with the Anxiety Disorders alone until recently. It has long been known that as many as 90 percent of suicides in the United States are associated with mental illness, especially substance abuse disorders, schizophrenia, and mood disorders such as depression. Up to 75 percent of all people with depression, [...]

Anxiety and Depression: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

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Modern psychiatry has long held that Anxiety Disorder and depression are two distinct conditions.  However, in the real world, many suffer from both. Surveys show that half of Anxiety Disorder sufferers also have symptoms of clinical depression. And 60-70 percent of people with major depression also have an Anxiety Disorder.  Evidence is growing that they [...]

Shyness or Social Phobia?

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There is an ongoing debate about what constitutes shyness and at what point it turns into Social Phobia (also known as Social Anxiety Disorder). Some, such as Christopher Lane, in his “Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness” say that normal shyness has been medicalized by an over-enthusiastic drug industry and the psychiatrists who wrote [...]

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