Selective mutism is a severe form of social anxiety. It results in an individual being unable to speak in certain social situations. However, this person may be able to talk with a few people that they are comfortable with, in a safe environment. It's important to note they are not choosing silence, they may wish to … Continue reading What is Selective Mutism?
Differences Between Introversion & Social Anxiety
The terms 'introversion' and 'social anxiety' often get conflated and are used interchangeably by the general public. Some people that may feel they identify with the concepts may not be able to tell whether they are in fact introverts, have social anxiety, or both. Are the two the same thing or is there something that … Continue reading Differences Between Introversion & Social Anxiety
How Can We Cope with FOMO?
In the age of social media, it is easier than ever to see all that you could be missing out on. We may even say yes to events that would be inconvenient for us just so that we don't feel left out. We believe you should value your time more, so we've compiled a list … Continue reading How Can We Cope with FOMO?
The Hikikomori: Japans Lost Generation
When the societal pressures for success become unbearable, over a million Japanese youth escape by confining themselves to their rooms. This phenomenon has been referred to as Hikikomori. Hikikomori is seen as a culture-bound disorder and is characterised by similar traits to social anxiety and agoraphobia. However, it is a completely unique situation as the causes of … Continue reading The Hikikomori: Japans Lost Generation