Some thoughts on Social Anxiety & some of the things I am learning along the way.

The following is an extract of the views expressed by one of our group members. It is been reproduced here with their explicit permission. Would love to hear your comments and reflections. Odhran Looking back on my life, I can see it wasn't…

Living with social anxiety doesn't have to be a secret struggle

Opening up to friends and family about my anxiety attacks has been a vital step. However isolated you feel, you're not alone Since my teens, I have suffered daily with acute anxiety. This commonly presents itself in the form of social anxiety –…

Recent Article in Irish Independent - by Shane Cochrane (12 August 2013)

AT A TIME when most of her peers were enjoying their first taste of independence, Laura was a prisoner. "I lived in college accommodation with other students who loved to go out every night – drinking and partying. I hardly ever came out…

Research - Invitation to get involved.

Get Involved! Social Anxiety Ireland are always interested in progressing our understanding of social anxiety so that new and more effective treatments may be developed. This is typically achieved through conducting well-designed research projects.…

Thinking Out Loud (About Social Anxiety) Post #2

Post #2 Thinking Out Loud (About Social Anxiety Talking to people about my social anxiety has helped a lot. Like anything, I think it’s wise to be selective about who to confide in, but in my experience, explaining my situation to close…
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Using Mindfulness to Treat Anxiety Disorders

An anxiety disorder is much more than being very nervous or edgy. An anxious person will report an unreasonable exaggeration of threats, repetitive negative thinking, hyper-arousal, and a strong identification with fear. The fight-or-flight…

Imaging Helps Predict Anxiety

Imaging Helps Predict Anxiety Patients Who May Benefit From CBT Neuroimaging may prove useful for predicting which patients with social anxiety disorder will profit most from cognitive-behavioral therapy. Neuroimaging may prove useful…
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New Social Phobia Studies

Scientists discover functional control strategies in emotional circuits of people with social phobia. Fear is a protective function against possible dangers that is designed to save our lives. Where there are problems with this fear mechanism,…

Thinking Out Loud (About Social Anxiety)

Thinking Out Loud! Writing this has been difficult and posting it, even more so. The very act of writing in a public forum, even anonymously, frightens me a lot. As someone with social anxiety, I have a fear (that I know is excessive) of…

Anxiety made life a genuine struggle

Panic attacks became an all too regular part of my life, but the underlying cause was a lack of confidence. writes Claire Byrne WINDOW OF HOPE: Claire Byrne has been attending counselling and cannot recommend it enough 'As painful and…