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Recognizing Anxiety in Teens

Anxiety is much more than an apprehensive emotion. There are many different types of anxiety disorders with serious societal repercussions and debilitating physical symptoms. This can make diagnosis difficult in all individuals. However, teen anxiety can be more difficult to detect because teens may not express their symptoms to loved ones or caregivers, fearing the…

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Depression and Addiction

It’s natural to wonder if depression and addiction are connected. Frequently, when one condition is present, the other follows. However, it’s not very useful to expend energy attempting to figure out which came first or which condition caused the other. The key when dealing with depression and addiction to treat both conditions simultaneously, so the…

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Ways to Manage Anxiety

It can be quite a challenge for individuals who struggle with anxiety disorders to learn how best to manage anxiety. Fortunately, anxiety is one of the most treatable mood disorders people face. Millions of Americans every year seek anxiety treatment for issues ranging from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorders,…

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Beware of Dr. Google

As a practicing clinician, I am regularly told by patients about what they have read on the internet. My clinical colleagues have referred to the internet as “Dr. Google.” Why do people give more weight and authority to something they have read on the internet than what we have discussed in the office? I suspect…