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Anxiety Disorders

Do you feel like you have an Anxiety Disorder? Check out the below information to learn more:

Symptoms:

  • Inability to stay calm
  • Tension, feeling nervous or jittery
  • Shakiness, trembling
  • Excessive worry and/or fear
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Racing or pounding heart
  • Cold/clammy hands; numbness/tingling of hands, feet, or other body parts
  • “Butterflies” in the stomach
  • Difficulties breathing
  • Somatic Complaints i.e. headaches, muscle pains

Anxiety Disorder Types/Diagnoses:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobias including social phobia, agoraphobia, specific phobias
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Contributing Factors:

  • Genetic Predisposition
  • Brain or chemical imbalances
  • Environmental, life experiences – persistent, long lasting stress; trauma; abuse

Treatment:

  • Counseling/psychotherapy
  • Medication – anti anxiety, antidepressants
  • Alternative supplements
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Life changes, nutrition, exercise

If you have an questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us for any additional information.

4th Annual Comedy Event

comedy eventOur 4th Annual Comedy Event was held on April 25, 2015 at the Villagers Theatre in Somerset. Headlining this event was Keith Alberstadt, who has been featured on the Late Show with David Letterman. Keith had the crowd roaring!! The two additional comedians were Karen Bergreen and Doug Adler, who were also EXTREMELY funny. The theatre was almost filled to capacity and all of the attendees were in GREAT spirits!! During this event there were also 50 “tricky tray” raffle baskets and a 50/50 drawing. We were so pleased by the space at the Villagers Theatre that we already booked our date for 2016. Our 5th Annual Comedy Night will be held on Saturday, March 5th so SAVE the date!  We expect to sell out this year!!!

“Thank You”

Family & Community Services of Somerset County would like to gratefully acknowledge the following institutions for their generous grants:

  • Community Foundation of New Jersey (J&J Companies) – $7,000
  • Costco – $250
  • Dow Chemical Company – $700
  • Horizon Foundation of NJ – $16,000
  • Magyar Bancorp – $1,000
  • Millington Savings Bank – $750
  • Novartis US Foundation – $6,600
  • Plainfield Foundation – $2,500
  • Sanofi-Aventis – $5,000
  • The Bunbury Company – $5,000