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Specializes in Psychology
2615 Pacific Coast Highway; Suite 204
Hermosa Beach, CA

Dr. Andrew Blew's specialty is psychology. Dr. Blew's areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Lilian Debbie Murad, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
3812 Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 350
Torrance, CA

Ms. Lilian Murad's area of specialization is social work. Areas of expertise for Ms. Murad include alcohol abuse, child abuse, and depression. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work
404 Torrance Boulevard
Redondo Beach, CA

Ms. Jeana Delay practices family therapy and social work. Clinical interests for Ms. Delay include depression, life transitions, and domestic abuse. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Delay takes. She has received the following distinction: Graduated Magna Cum Laude.

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What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a generic name given to a variety of conditions characterized by unusual amounts of fear and worry, especially unrealistic fears and tension. People who suffer from anxiety often are aware that their fears are irrational, but that knowledge does not make the feeling of being scared and anxious go away. To qualify as anxiety, symptoms must last for 6 months or more and interfere with the way a person lives their daily life. Some cases may be mild, where, for example, a person simply avoids certain situations. Other cases can be severe enough to be disabling.

Some of the specific conditions covered under the general label of anxiety include:
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Social phobia
  • Panic disorder

Collectively, anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issues diagnosed in the United States -- even more common than depression. Women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with anxiety, and it is extremely common for a person with anxiety to have another illness at the same time, such as depression, a physical illness, or substance abuse.

Treatment for anxiety usually involves medication and psychotherapy together. Medications used may include antidepressants (which also work for anxiety), anti-anxiety medications, or beta blockers (which can be used to control the physical symptoms of anxiety). Psychotherapy can be useful to teach patients new ways of thinking and reacting so that they can manage their feelings of worry and fear. Support groups can also be very effective for anxiety, and they can be a form of treatment themselves for social phobias. Stress management, relaxation techniques, and meditation all help reduce feelings of anxiety or of being out of control. Finally, having a strong support network of family and friends is an excellent way to help manage the difficulties of life with anxiety.
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