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Lisa Boyd
(503) 238-0769
14195 Sw Millikan Way
Beaverton, OR
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Homestreet-Banyan Tree Inc
(503) 591-9280
13575 SW Millikan Way
Beaverton, OR
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Helen D. Tuggy
(503) 520-0912
4905 SW Griffith Dr., Suite 201
Beaverton, OR
Services
PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Individual Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Notre Dame
Credentialed Since: 1984-04-23

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Robert Carsten Vonborstel
(503) 292-6238
9450 Sw Barnes Rd
Portland, OR
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Nami of Washington County
(503) 356-6835
18680 SW Shaw St
Beaverton, OR
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Dungarvin Oregon Inc
(503) 641-9400
12690 SW 1st St
Beaverton, OR
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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John Goddard Gale
(503) 643-7565
4855 Sw Western Ave
Beaverton, OR
Specialty
Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry

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Life Works Nw - Older Adult
(503) 641-1475
14255 SW Brigadoon CT
Beaverton, OR
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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John Robert Bates
(503) 523-2343
14780 Sw Osprey Dr
Beaverton, OR
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Susan S. Mersereau
(503) 244-2599
9900 SW Wilshire St.
Portland, OR
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Pacific U
Credentialed Since: 1995-02-06

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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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