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December 10, 2013

Kelly Richardson: Choosing a college brings on self-induced stress

Dear Kelly: I’ve never had panic attacks before, but I get them all the time now. I’m finishing up doing all my college apps and whenever I think about it or about not getting in somewhere or not going to a good college, I have what I think is a panic attack. My heart races, my body gets all sweaty and I feel like I could pass out or just fall down because I feel lightheaded. I’m having problems sleeping at night.

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Therapist Kelly Richardson writes a weekly column for The Sacramento Bee. Her Folsom practice focuses on adolescents. Richardson says she believes proper communication and clear boundaries help build strong and lasting relationships. Contact Kelly Richardson at krichardson@sacbee.com or mail to Teen Talk, The Sacramento Bee, P.O. Box 15880, Sacramento, CA 95852.