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Anxiety or Depression


Anxiety is a normal response to perceived danger or threat. It can be experienced as a panic attack, excessive worry, or feeling overwhelmed. It can cause distraction, preoccupation, tension, and a heightened level of alertness.

There are different types of anxiety disorders including Generalized Anxiety Disorder (where a person worries excessively about many things), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (characterized by bad thoughts and compulsions or actions that attempt to relieve the bad thoughts/anxiety), phobias (intense fears of specific situations or things such as heights, flying, dogs, bugs, etc.), social phobia (triggered by social situations or talking in front of others), panic attacks (sudden and intense anxiety response characterized by racing heart, shortness of breath, dizziness, and numbness or tingling feelings throughout the body), and post traumatic stress disorder (resulting from a traumatic or terrifying event or experience).

If you experience anxiety and are unable to cope please contact us for treatment. You do not have to be debilitated by this experience. We can help!


Depression effects many people in various ways. Depression can be experienced as intense sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, lack of energy, lack of motivation, lack of interest in previously pleasurable activity, anger or irritability, lack of concentration, withdrawal from others, sleep difficulties, appetite changes, somatic complaints such as headache, pain, stomach aches, and fatigue, and thoughts of death or suicide. In children depression may be experienced more as anger, irritability, somatic complaints, appetite changes, and sleep difficulties.

Depression can be caused by many things such as an unexpected event, loss of a loved one, loss of a job, or resulting from a chemical imbalance in the brain. Treatment exists for depression including cognitive behavioral treatment, coping skill development, and medication management.

Please contact us today at (603) 672-1881 to learn how we can help you cope with this disorder.

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