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Adriana Gonzalez, M.D.

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Anxiety: How to Tell if it’s Gone Beyond What’s Normal

Posted by Adriana Gonzalez, M.D. on May 2, 2018 8:42:30 AM

Traffic. Deadlines. Sick kids. Major life events, hardships, or tragedies (like a flood!). All of these experiences can, and do, cause anxiety. In fact, anxiety is something most people feel from time to time. It usually goes away in a relatively short period of time. For some people, however, their anxiety gets out of control, and they find it extremely difficult to manage. What’s worse – sometimes the distinction between normal worries and anxiety that might be indicative of an anxiety disorder isn’t clear cut. Here are some ways to tell if the anxiety you’re feeling goes beyond normal and some ways you might be able to manage it. 

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Topics: anxiety, beyond normal, how to manage anxiety

Opioids for Chronic Pain: Think Twice

Posted by Adriana Gonzalez, M.D. on Jul 12, 2017 8:48:00 AM

A prescription opioid epidemic is sweeping across the country and the numbers are alarming. 

Misuse of and addiction to prescription opioid pain killers, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone and fentanyl, are at all-time highs. 

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Topics: opioids, opioid use, pain pill addiction

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