Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety Linked with Improved Cellular Protection from Aging

Telomere shortening is a defining characteristic of cellular aging associated with senescence, apoptosis, and the oncogenic transformation of somatic cells (Shammas, 2011). Although researchers have yet to acquire a complete understanding of the complex mechanisms behind aging, shorter telomeres have been frequently reported in individuals with mood and social anxiety disorders (SAD), demonstrating their relation to health and longevity…