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Posts Tagged ‘Social Phobia’

Social Anxiety and the Amygdala

Much of our social anxiety is caused by an area in the brain called the amygdala. In this post I describe how the amygdala works to increase our anxiety and some treatments we can pursue to restructure and rewire our amygdalas. A lot of our social anxiety is affected by an area in the brain […]

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Sitters and Rovers: Healthy Risk-Taking

Some biologists say that between 15-20% of the animal kingdom are sitters. They are defined as having a passive temperament – “slow-to-warm up” to their surroundings, and “often sitting on the sidelines observing.” The other 80% of animals are rovers. The have a more aggressive temperament, making them more engaged with their environment and motivated […]

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