Peer-Reviewed Study Suggests Trigger Warnings May be Harmful

A Scientific Experiment A new study appearing in the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry suggests that trigger warnings may foster vulnerability rather than protection. The experimental design was simple: 270 people read passages from literature. Half were given trigger warnings (trigger warnings group), and half weren't (control group). The passages, drawn from literary… Continue reading Peer-Reviewed Study Suggests Trigger Warnings May be Harmful

Social Anxiety and Depression: Two Peas in a Pod?

Imagine getting a text from a friend saying they can’t hang out this weekend and spending the next several hours wondering if they don’t want to be friends anymore. Or experiencing an overwhelming sense of panic at the very thought of presenting your research at the conference you’re attending next month. These experiences are just a few examples of how social anxiety disorder (SAD) can impede a person’s daily life.