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Mary A. Cotten
(505) 439-1550
1215 N New York Avenue
Alamogordo, NM
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), Psychoeducational Evaluation
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Infants (0-2 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Texas Woman's U
Credentialed Since: 1994-11-21

Data Provided By:
Marsha Griffin
(575) 439-8288
Alamogordo, NM
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Disaster Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Alamogordo Counseling Associtates, LLC
(575) 443-6166
1200 N. White Sands Blvd., Suite 111
Alamogordo, NM
 
Vineland Guidance Center
(575) 437-7977
910 New York Avenue
Alamogordo, NM
 
New Mexico Center for Clinical
(575) 434-6000
2474 Indian Wells Road # A
Alamogordo, NM
 
Teambuilders Counseling Services Inc
(575) 437-8964
905 10th St
Alamogordo, NM
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Gilsdorf Richard, MS, LPCC
(575) 443-6166
Alamogordo Counseling Associates, LLC 1200 North White Sands Suite 111
Alamogordo, NM
 
Balanced Health
(575) 434-6400
1306 Indian Wells Rd
Alamogordo, NM
 
Gerald Champion Sleep Center
(575) 443-2747
2669 Scenic Drive # 105A
Alamogordo, NM
 
Cotten Mary Anne Phd Liscenced Psychologist
(575) 439-1550
1408 8th St
Alamogordo, NM
 
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How to Conquer Mental Maladies: Coping with Anxiety


by Diana Barnum

A normal reaction to stress is to take action & cope or run away. However, if excessive fear, worry or nervousness creates anxiety, these daily reactions can be can be distorted. Danger can be perceived in a simple outing to the grocery store, immobilizing a person. How can you tell if your reactions are normal or excessive? Aaron T. Beck, Gary Emery and Ruth L. Greenberg share the following in their book Anxiety Disorders and Phobias: A Cognitive Perspective (New York: Basic Books, 1985):

"Anxiety is generally considered a normal reaction if it is roused by a realistic danger and if it dissipates when the danger is no longer present. If the degree of anxiety is greatly disproportionate to the risk and severity of possible danger, and if it continues even though no objective danger exists, then the reaction is considered abnormal."

What causes anxiety? Several factors can cause this; among them, genetic predisposition, negative self-talk, inner conflicts, early childhood learned/social environment, physical/medical symptoms - illness, new medications, etc, coping and social behaviors. To learn more, let's look at the symptoms and the different forms anxiety can take.

Symptoms

If you have at least 4 of the following physical symptoms more than once in a four-week period, you may be suffering anxiety attacks:

· Numbness in the hands & feet
· Racing heartbeat or palpitations
· Trembling hands
· Hot flashes or chills
· Choking
· Upset stomach
· Profuse sweating
· Strong fears about dying
· Lose control or fear of going crazy
· Chest pain
· Feelings of unreality or being detached

The fourth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's "Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder" (also known as the DSM-IV) lists these major types of anxiety disorders with the following symptoms for each:

Panic Disorder - Recurrent, unexpected panic attacks (intense fear or discomfort that suddenly begins as if out of nowhere).

Phobias - An irrational, recurring fear of an object, activity or situation (for example fear of spiders, flying, or leaving your house).

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - An extreme fear or horror resulting from a traumatic experience (for example having flashbacks from past child abuse or war).

Acute Stress Disorder - Similar to Posttraumatic Stress, but this is not as long term in effect (for instance feeling extreme guilt for surviving after a loved one has died).

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - Persistent thoughts or repetitive behaviors that you feel absolutely MUST be performed (for instance washing your hand 25 times every day).

Generalized Anxiety Disorder - Excessive worry on several events or activities that lasts at least 6 months (like obsessing over what to make for meals and how to keep the house immaculate while working 90 hours per week).

Anxiety Disorder resulting from another condition - Having excessive anxiety because of another type of medical il...

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