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    Botox Can Help Reduce Social Anxiety

    teeth health smile dentistBotox, typically used for reducing wrinkles, is being investigated for use in relieving social anxiety. Social anxiety, also referred to as social phobia, affects one in every ten adults.

    Key takeaways:

    – Social anxiety disorder is characterized by a high level of fear in social situations that culminates in emotional distress and isolation.

    – Previous studies have revealed that Botox can be effective in treating depression.

    – The amygdala, a part of the brain involved with depression is also involved in social anxiety disorder.

    “Paralyzing the frown muscles seems to quieten down a part of the brain that amplifies negative emotions.”
    Read the full story here
    http://www.digitaljournal.com/life/health/can-botox-reduce-social-anxiety/article/485693

    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.

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