How to Help Yourself (and Your Paruresis) by Helping Others

Staying stressed-out and stuck in your own head can make your paruresis worse. Likewise, getting out of yourself by reaching out to help others can decrease your symptoms and increase your overall life satisfaction. Find out more!

Anxiety Disorders: How Do They Begin?

Stress is something we all have to deal with, but we can’t afford to let it grow into full-blown anxiety. Find out how anxiety disorders can start to develop and what factors contribute to anxiety in most people.

Do You Have Social Anxiety Disorder?

Feeling anxious about what others think about you can cause a lot of stress and unhappiness. For some people, a preoccupation with others’ opinions can lead to an anxiety condition like social phobia or paruresis. Find out how you can recognize social anxiety here.

Treating Social Anxiety without Any Medications

If you have social anxiety but you are reluctant to try drug therapy, you may be interested in finding out how you can master your anxiety some other way. It turns out that there may be a solution for you! Read more here about alternative therapies for social anxiety.

Therapy for Social Anxiety Can Be Highly Effective

Social anxiety can hold you back from doing a lot of things you may be interested in: joining clubs, making new friends, hanging out at the movies or at a bar. Researchers at Stanford are looking into effective treatments, and they’re finding that one in particular yields good results. Read about it here.