social anxiety

How Immune Activation May Alter the Brain and Cause Depression-Related Behavior During Chronic Social Stress
Extensive research over several decades, some of it led by investigators supported by BBRF, has demonstrated that stress, including psychosocial stress (stress that arises from social interactions)… Read More
Microbe Types in the Infant Gut May Impact How They Respond to Fear
Although as adults we may think of fear as an emotion best avoided or kept to a minimum, the emergence of fear behavior at the beginning of life is a vital part of early development. It helps us to… Read More
Social Anxiety Susceptibility Is Traced to a Specific Brain Circuit and Genetic Variation
Researchers report progress in untangling a web of complexities that they believe can give rise to social anxiety disorder. They have amassed evidence directly linking susceptibility to social… Read More