Risky cocktail of alcohol abuse and social phobia

Risky cocktail of alcohol abuse and social phobia

Social anxiety disorder, or social phobia, is a common phenomenon in which individuals have an excessive fear or anxiety of social situations such as speaking publicly, eating or drinking in front of others, talking on the telephone, etc. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), approximately 15 million American adults are affected by social anxiety disorder.   Read more

Can’t get no satisfaction: The Type A personality is at risk for mental health problems

Can’t get no satisfaction: The Type A personality is at risk for mental health problems

Perhaps everyone has heard of the Type A and Type B personalities. Type A’s are known to be overachievers, competitive in nature, always pressed for time and not surprisingly more stressed and more prone to a heart attack. The Type B personality is more even-keeled and laid-back, and prefers to live in the moment rather than compete for a successful future. Type A’s tend to be successful at work due their drive and dedication. Type B’s can become more successful by setting goals. One is not necessarily better than the other and many people can display qualities of both personality types.

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