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Depression & Anxiety Help Parkersburg WV

Depression and anxiety are real and can hit anyone at any time. It's normal to feel depressed and anxious after graduation. The best thing you can do to conquer these graduation blues is to take control of your emotions, allow yourself to feel blue, but then work your way out of it by focusing on the positive, such as what you've achieved, and then form some new goals and a plan to attain them. Understand that if you need help seeking it out means you are strong. Please scroll down for more information and access to the therapists in Parkersburg, WV listed below.

Prof. Judith Smithchild
(740) 358-0849
260 Sandhill Road
Reno, OH
Specialties
Addiction, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Amelia R McPeak
(304) 485-1721
2121 7th St
Parkersburg, WV
Specialty
Psychiatry

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David K Walker
(304) 485-0082
3194 Core Rd
Parkersburg, WV
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Maida Sierra
(304) 485-0082
3194 Core Rd
Parkersburg, WV
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Pyschological Assessment & Invention Services Inc
(304) 422-0997
1709 7th St
Parkersburg, WV
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Lance Morgan McCoy
(304) 428-1114
2801 Dudley Ave
Parkersburg, WV
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Joseph P Norris
(304) 485-5185
3194 Core Rd
Parkersburg, WV
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Worthingon Center Inc
(304) 485-1883
4200 Emerson Ave
Parkersburg, WV
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO)

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Shibu Kuncheriah
(304) 422-7300
936 Market St
Parkersburg, WV
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Tri County Mental Health & Counseling Services Inc
(740) 423-8095
809 Farson Ave
Belpre, OH
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist, Registered Nurse

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Recognizing Depression and Anxiety

By Karen Keller

It’s normal to feel depressed and anxious after graduation. Those first-job interviews have us buying a new stick of deodorant every week. Then, if you’re successful, you get to transition to the 9-to-5 routine as a reward. It’s the beginning of the rest of your life

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Pretty grim.

But what’s the difference between stuttering when you’re on the spot and real, clinically diagnosed anxiety? And what about the blues? Is it depression, or are
you just seriously bummed that you can’t get up at noon anymore? The NYU School of Medicine provides a good test for both Depression and Anxiety . For more information, check out the National Institute of Mental Health on Depression and Anxiety . Finally, Cigna has a quick and dirty guide to both the big D and the little A .

Obviously, if it’s a clear case of clinical craziness, you want to see a doctor. However, even if it’s just a case of minor brain wackiness, there are many things you can do to bolster your mental health that don’t have side effects of medication (e.g., erectile dysfunction, hair loss, or worse.

Self-Treatment

For Both Depression and Anxiety

Exercise

Relieves tension and increases the amount of serotonin—the happy neurotransmitter—in the brain. And a super-secret tip: exercise makes you look hotter. Check out what the American Psychological Association has to say about the positive link between exercise and depression .

Practice Relaxation and Deep Breathing

Who knows—it could be a foray into becoming a tantric sex master. For deep-breathing tips, see this Web MD blog or try yoga .

Get Enough Sleep

Good not only for staving off wrinkles, sleep makes you more alert at work and puts you in a better mood. For more information, see what the American Psychological Association has to say about sleep, or check out tips for battling sleeping problems from the American Insomnia Association.

Dispute Negative, Recurring Thoughts

“No one will ever love me once they really get to know me.” “I sound like a moron when I try to talk politics.” “Standard & Poor’s would never hire me.” Everybody’s got issues. Say something more realistic out loud and repeat as often as necessary until it starts sounding like the truth: “I’m a loveable person.” “I know quite a few things about politics.” “Standard & Poor’s would have to be smoking crack not to hire me.” Here’s what About.com says about defeatist thinking . The key is to pinpoint irrational thoughts, then beat the hell out of them.

Kick the Drug Habit

Stop drinking, smoking weed, or whatever you're doing to support the local drug dealer. Drugs can rouse psychological demons. The National Institute on Drug Abuse says there's an established link between smoking pot and both depression and anxiety.

Anxiety Specifically

Schedule “Worry Time”

From 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., every day, worry with abandon. That’s right. From the simple stuff like hav...

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