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Louise M. Albagli
(301) 515-2383
6 Marble Hill Ct
Germantown, MD
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Credentialed Since: 1991-02-19

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Patrick J Graveline
(402) 613-5950
19517 Gunners Branch Road, Unit E
Germantown, MD
Services
Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Schizophrenia or other Psychotic Disorder, Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial), Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Institute for the Psychological Sciences
Credentialed Since: 2008-05-28

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Sugarloaf Counseling & Psych
(301) 428-0807
18 Executive Park CT
Germantown, MD
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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Anne Marie Menotti
(301) 987-7300
19500 Club House Road
Montgomery VIllage, MD
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Family Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Infants (0-2 yrs.)
Languages Spoken
Spanish
Education Info
Doctoral Program: George Mason University
Credentialed Since: 1996-06-24

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John F. Samorajczyk
(301) 869-1755
19205 Seneca Ridge Ct
Montgomery Village, MD
Services
Psychological Assessment, Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Maryland - College Park
Credentialed Since: 1975-02-12

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Guide Program Inc
(301) 972-0307
12900 Middlebrook Rd
Germantown, MD
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Sabine Himmelfarb
(301) 972-4088
20528 Boland Farm Rd, #207
Germantown, MD
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Languages Spoken
Hebrew
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Ohio St U
Credentialed Since: 1992-01-06

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O'Neal Walker
(301) 801-6728
19215 Wheatfield Drive
Germantown, MD
Services
Psychological Assessment, School-based Consultation, Stress Management or Pain Management, Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol), Family Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Alliant International University - Los Angeles
Credentialed Since: 2003-03-28

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Rita M. Selman
(301) 801-7126
9801 Whetstone Drive
Montgomery Village, MD
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Gender Issues (MenÆs/WomenÆs Issues)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Maryland - Baltimore County
Credentialed Since: 1993-07-16

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Adele M. Asimow
(301) 977-5477
19517 Gallatin Ct
Montgomery Village, MD
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of California - Los Angeles
Credentialed Since: 1975-02-21

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Can Stress Make You Fat?, Health and Lifestyle, 1stholistic.com, Holistic Living

By Pamela Adams D.C.

You've heard that stress can kill you--that it's a risk factor for high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes--but is it also a risk factor for obesity? Is it really fast food that has made Americans the fattest people in the world? Or is it something more insidious?

Scientists have charted the precise physiological mechanisms that convert a stressful event happening outside us into a stressful result inside us. Muscles contract to armor us against injury. Blood pressure rises, heart rate and respiration quicken to provide the energy we need to fight or flee. Digestion shuts down. Blood will clot more quickly to slow blood loss from injury. The liver releases energy in the form of glycogen, raising blood sugar.

All these processes are designed to cope with acute stress. Unfortunately, when these protective mechanisms are activated over and over again for years and years, they cause great physical harm.

Chronically contracted muscles induce chronic pain. The immune system's impaired ability to turn off inflammation leads to arthritis and other difficult to treat conditions such as fibromyalgia. Chronic high blood pressure and increased clotting cause heart attack and strokes.

Poor digestion results in faulty absorption of vital nutrition, as well as gastritis and irritable bowel syndrome. rapid shallow breathing removes too much carbon dioxide from the blood which then loses its proper acidity, causing heart palpitations, faintness and panic attacks.

Chronically increased blood sugar promotes Type II Diabetes. The release of cortisol from the adrenal glands shuts down the immune system, slowing wound healing and lowering the body's ability to fight off colds, flu and other more serious diseases.

Last but not least, cortisol (We used to call it adrenalin, remember?) fosters deposits of fat, particularly around the abdomen. Have you been dieting, or just eating right, and exercising regularly, but can't lose any weight? The stress/cortisol connection may be the reason.

Here's another reason why stress can make us fat. High starch foods, like pasta, potatoes, and bread, stimulate the production of seratonin, that wonderful hormone responsible for a happy, relaxed mood. Dairy products contain L-tryptophan, an amino acid that converts to seratonin. It's no wonder we crave those foods. They actually help us feel less anxious.

As I noted above, the stress response shuts down digestion. Conversely, digestion shuts down the stress response. Just the act of eating calms you.

So don't stress over your weight. It's normal to eat more and put on weight when you're going through stressful times. Concentrate, instead, on finding ways to relieve the stress you feel. Review your lifestyle and see what needs to change. Then turn your attention to what and how much you eat; how much or little you exercise. Working with your body instead of against it is the key to enjoying lifelong health.

(c) 2003. Pamela Adams D.C., ...

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