Social Anxiety and Intimacy

A review of “On the Relationship Among Social Anxiety, Intimacy, Sexual Communication, and Sexual Satisfaction in Young Couples” THE MAIN POINT: In a recent study, Montesi et al. (2013) examined whether Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) is associated with less sexual satisfaction, and whether fears of intimacy and satisfaction with sexual communication were mechanisms accounting for READ MORE »

New Clinical Support for Patients and Families

AKFSA and MPI Launch Clinical Support Program The Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety and the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute (MPI) are pleased to announce the launch of a new clinical support program for people suffering from severe anxiety and mood disorders. AKFSA and MPI understand all too well the feelings of helplessness that both patients READ MORE »

AKFSA in the Miami Herald

The Miami Herald offered readers a great article on the Moment Magazine “Elephant in the Room Contest” and discussed with our own Lori Blumenstein-Bott about why we at AKFSA knew we had to be a part of it. The 2012 question is: “How has anxiety affected you, your family or the Jewish people in general? READ MORE »

Social Anxiety and Emotion Regulation

A review of “Mood Regulation and Quality of Life in Social Anxiety Disorder: An Examination of Generalized Expectancies for Negative Mood Regulation” THE MAIN POINT: In a recent study, Sung et al. (2012) examined whether a belief that one will not be able to regulate his or her emotional responses was related to social anxiety READ MORE »

Internet Delivered Therapy

A review of “Therapist Experience and Knowledge Acquisition in Internet-Delivered CBT for Social Anxiety Disorder: A Randomized-Controlled Trial” THE MAIN POINT: In a recent study, Andersson, Carlbring, and Furmark (2012) examined whether an internet-delivered CBT treatment for Social Anxiety disorder was superior to an online support group. Results indicated that the internet-based treatment was superior READ MORE »

A Review of “The Natural Course of Social Anxiety Disorder Among Adolescents & Young Adults”

THE MAIN POINT: In a recent study, Beesdo-Baum et al. (2012) examined the course of social anxiety disorder, over several years in a large sample of adolescents and young adults in Germany. The authors found that social anxiety disorder was fairly persistent over time, although individuals did experience some periods with fewer symptoms. This more READ MORE »

AKFSA in the Detroit Jewish News

We want to thank the Detroit Jewish News and Managing Editor Jackie Headapohl for this wonderful piece. It is wonderful to have the support of our local news publications and we work to share Andy’s story and spread awareness and understanding about social anxiety disorder. Read the full article here.

AKFSA in the Macomb Daily

AKFSA was honored to be featured in the Macomb Daily with this article. The release of the article coincided with our event, Misunderstood No More: Examining the symptoms, diagnosis & treatment of social anxiety, which was held in the city of Sterling Heights within Macomb County and was hosted by Macomb County Community Health Services. READ MORE »

AKFSA on the Air

AKFSA was honored to be on WLQV AM1500 radio with host Dan Hutchins last month. Click here and scroll tot he 9/24/12 podcast to listen

AKFSA in the St. Clair Shores Patch

AKFSA is very appreciative to the St. Clair Shores Patch for helping us spread social anxiety awareness with this article. The timing of this article coincided with our live webcast event with Jeff and Patty Kukes where they shared Andy’s story and the journey they went on to find help for their son. Read the READ MORE »