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Social Anxiety


Dating and Social Anxiety

Valentine's Day is our annual reminder of the deep conflict between social anxiety and this very public date night. The pressure to express our feelings for that someone special out in public and the angst associated with that expression can lead to a great deal of stress for some with social anxiety on Valentine's Day.
Dr. Russ Morfitt
February 12, 2014

Celebrities with Social Anxiety

Did you know that there are many celebrities who have suffered or still suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder? It seems counter-intuitive to be living such a public life and to feel anxiety in public, but it's true. Some of them have coped by avoiding the spotlight whenever possible while others have used therapy to help them overcome their fears.
Dr. Russ Morfitt
January 27, 2014
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Stress & Anxiety

On Parenting a Child with Anxiety

I sometimes get questions from people asking about identifying and treating anxiety in children, in particular social anxiety in children. "What do I do as a parent or teacher? How do I recognize social anxiety disorder in my child?" The short answer is a) be patient and supportive, b) listen to your child, a lot, and c) notice what they do, what their body says…and what they avoid.
Dr. Russ Morfitt
January 9, 2014