Margaret Ann Kellogg

What is Generalized Anxiety?

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Review and summary of “What is Anxiety?”  As noted in What is Anxiety, one of the most common types of anxiety is related to the difficulties caused by major life changes.  Common examples include both positive changes such as a marriage, new baby, graduation, job change, positive move, etc.  Negative changes include loss of a job, financial pressure, divorce, death…

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New Treatment for Post Traumatic Stress: PTSD

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In order to understand this new treatment, it is important to know what causes Post Traumatic Stress and how targeting these causes provides relief.  What Causes Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD is caused by a traumatic event.  Although we usually think of trauma as a car accident, severe abuse, assault or combat.   You may have…

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Risks and Benefits of Anti-Anxiety Medications

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Anti-anxiety medications are a class of drugs called benzodiazepines.  The most commonly prescribed benzodiazepines include Xanax (alprazolam), Ativan (lorazepam), Klonopin (clonazepan), and Valium (diazepam). The benefits of anti-anxiety medication 1. The number one benefit of anti-anxiety medication is the obvious. They very effectively stop anxiety and put the mind and body in a relaxed state of peace and calm. 2….

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4 Things Peaceful People Do for Serenity

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Peaceful people do things differently.  And here are 4 ways that you can too: 1.  Peaceful people know their limits.  They don’t overextend themselves beyond their comfort level.   They know their limits with time, work, energy, eating, spending, drinking, entertaining. They practice balance in all things.  They identify times of extra stress and adjust accordingly.  So they are realistic…

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