Tag: Alan Manevitz

Mental Health Issues Too Common

Mental Health Issues Too Common

A report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that about 50% of all Americans, at some stage in their lives, will experience some form of psychiatric problem. This problem could include any of the following issues; depression, suicide, post traumatic stress disorder or paranoia. Presently many people do not get [...]

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Optimism May Be Partly in Your Genes

Optimism May Be Partly in Your Genes

Genes may have input to Optimism and Self-Esteem Findings recently published online in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences appear to explain why some people’s glass is always half full, while other folk’s glass is always half empty. If you always look on the bright side it may be that you have lots [...]

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Social phobia in teens goes beyond shyness

Social phobia in teens goes beyond shyness

A new study examining shyness and social phobia was published online in advance of the print version in the medical journal Pediatrics. Researchers from the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health investigated in excess of 10,000 teenagers throughout the U.S. in the national survey. All participants were aged between 13 and 18 years. Social phobia, [...]

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Shy teens may suffer from social phobia

Shy teens may suffer from social phobia

New research suggests that the previously held belief that social phobia is simply shyness that has been ‘medicalized’ by psychiatrists and drug makers for their own benefit is not true. A recent study in the United States carried out by the National Institute of Mental Health addressed the condition known as social phobia, sometimes called [...]

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