The Journal of


Anxiety Treatment Port Saint Lucie FL

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Anxiety Treatment. You will find informative articles about Anxiety Treatment, including "How to Conquer Mental Maladies: Coping with Anxiety". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Port Saint Lucie, FL that can help answer your questions about Anxiety Treatment.

Victorian Home Care
(772) 879-6179
4022 SW Bamberg St
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Mental Health Professional

Data Provided By:
Piano Marianne Lmhc
(772) 878-0094
1680 SW Bayshore Blvd
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Mental Health Professional

Data Provided By:
Gail L. Lehman
(772) 343-1119
105 Carlisle Lane
Port St. Lucie, FL
Individual Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University at Buffalo/SUNY
Credentialed Since: 1997-03-18

Data Provided By:
Rega Mental Health Center
(772) 335-1444
1511 SE Port St Lucie Blvd
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Mental Health Professional

Data Provided By:
Gail Lorraine Lehman, PhD
(954) 383-0852
105 Carlisle Ln
Port St Lucie, FL

Data Provided By:
Kari F Coelho Psyd
(772) 785-9497
201 SW Port St Lucie Blvd
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

Data Provided By:
Kenneth Jay Gold
(772) 343-0913
8000 South Us Hwy 1
Port St Lucie, FL

Data Provided By:
Sovereign Healthcare
(772) 398-2522
1800 SE Hillmoor Dr
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Mental Health Professional

Data Provided By:
Pathway To Independence Llc
(772) 380-9400
1849 SE Dranson Cir
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Mental Health Professional

Data Provided By:
Alan Ray Tesson
(772) 467-3097
4500 W Midway Rd
Fort Pierce, FL
Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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.


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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from