About Depression Symptoms

About Depression Symptoms

Since I focused on anxiety and stress-related symptoms the last couple blogs I will try to distinguish depression symptoms. The two often coexist, as those with mood disorders often have features of anxiety and depression, though most people complain more about anxiety. For example, ” I’m not really too depressed. I’m more stressed out”. Depression is not just having a bad day here and there, but rather a persistence of...

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More About Symptoms of Anxiety

More About Symptoms of Anxiety

A couple weeks ago, I began writing about Symptoms of Anxiety. Before we go further regarding the discussion of and treatment options for symptoms of anxiety, let me define what the word means. It refers to a constellation of symptoms that can result from adrenaline surges in the body that cause feelings of anxiety and panic, also referred to as the “fight or flight” response. This can cause stress on the body in emotional and...

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About Anxiety Symptoms

About Anxiety Symptoms

Anxiety symptoms are the most common complaint of patients in my practice, so I am going to cover this subject in my next several blogs. My practice focuses full time on treating depression, anxiety symptoms, bipolar disorder, ADD, OCD, eating disorders, addiction, etc, but the most common complaint is not “I’m depressed”, but rather “I’m stressed out” or “I’m not really depressed, I’m more...

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About Quick Fix Medications

About Quick Fix Medications

We live in a “quick-fix” society. We want what we want now, and don’t like to wait. The tendency for many is to want immediate gratification, not delayed gratification. This is very apparent to me because I diagnose and treat problems with mood and pain. The quick fix medications, or what I also refer to as the “Band Aids”, do have an important place in treatment. Examples are treatment of panic or anxiety attacks...

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