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Specializes in Child Psychology
160 Benmont Avenue; Suite 20
Bennington, VT
 

Dr. Robert Hemmer's area of specialization is child psychology. His areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, adoption issues, and depression. Magellan Health Services, Great-West Healthcare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hemmer accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hemmer's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Lisa M Pezzulich, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
160 Benmont Avenue; Suite 20
Bennington, VT
 

Dr. Lisa Pezzulich practices psychology. These areas are among Dr. Pezzulich's clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and domestic abuse. She accepts several insurance carriers, including MVP Health Care, Great-West Healthcare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
160 Benmont Avenue; Suite 20
Bennington, VT
 

Dr. Mary Jean Sadlak's areas of specialization are psychology and counseling; she sees patients in Bennington, VT. Dr. Sadlak's clinical interests include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. MVP Health Care, ValueOptions, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sadlak takes. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
160 Benmont Avenue; Suite 20
Bennington, VT
 

Ms. Susan Sweeney's specialty is psychology. Her clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and stress management. Ms. Sweeney honors Most Insurance Plans and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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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