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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 Stillwater, OK listed below.

Dr. Peggy L Ferguson
(405) 707-9600
116 W. 7th
Stillwater, OK
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Addiction, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: Oklahoma State University
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: First Health

Edwin Fair Community Mental Health Center
(405) 372-6100
712 Devon St
Stillwater, OK
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Edwin Fair Community Mental Health Center Outpatient & Systems of Care
(580) 336-5200
102 Fir St
Perry, OK
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Thomas Gross
Stillwater, OK
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Amy J Berg
(515) 643-6522
Stillwater, OK
Practice Areas
Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Baiba Ercum - Krasinski
(405) 744-5472
320 Student Un
Stillwater, OK
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Reed Greg Psychologst
(580) 336-9797
320 N 6th St
Perry, OK
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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Julia Campbell
(405) 612-0560
stillwater, OK
Practice Areas
Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
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Karen Fowler
(405) 743-6904
Stillwater, OK
Practice Areas
Career Development, Counselor Education, Aging/Gerontological, Rehabilitation, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Burks, Linda
(405) 372-1988
2222 W 12th Ave
Stillwater, OK
 
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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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