Month: February 2021

The image of a woman who appears to have been diagnosed with comorbid anxiety and depression

4 Facts To Consider If You’ve Been Diagnosed With Comorbid Anxiety And Depression

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | February 18, 2021 |

Anxiety disorders and mood disorders are common. They affect people of all ages and walks of life. When someone suffers from anxiety and mood disorders at the same time, they’re diagnosed with comorbid anxiety and depression. Four common questions about co-occurring anxiety and depression are: How often do they co-occur? Why do they co-occur? What’s…

A woman's hands are holding a cup of tea, suggesting she is using the warmth of the cup as a way to manage anxiety as a Highly Sensitive Person.

The Highly Sensitive Person And Anxiety: Why HSPs Are Prone To Anxiety

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | February 13, 2021 |

Highly Sensitive People are born with a genetic trait called sensory processing sensitivity. Basically, that means they have a super responsive nervous system. As a result, a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) is, typically, shall we say, well acquainted with anxiety. Let’s define anxiety, talk more about HSPs, and then discuss the overlap. What is anxiety?…

A photo of a tree being held up by aa hand made of wood as a symbol of support for anxiety and depression

The Pros And Cons Of Anxiety And Depression Support Groups

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | February 10, 2021 |

If you have anxiety or depression, you may wonder if a support group would be helpful to you. First step? Consider the pros and cons of participating in anxiety and depression support groups. Being part of a support group provides an opportunity to be with people with similar concerns. To be in the presence of…

Four rows of food, witha woman's arm with fork in hand, demonstrating disordered eating.

What Is Disordered Eating?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | February 7, 2021 |

Disordered eating is so common that it’s hard to identify and define. It’s just accepted as “normal”. Kind of like fish not knowing they’re wet. It’s just how they live. We’re born with all of the knowledge we need in order to eat well. But over time, the knowledge goes offline. Especially with our cultural…

Chill looking man with daughter and hound, appearing to be interested in learning more about his wife with High Sensitivity

9 Things To Recognize About Your Spouse If You’re Married To A Highly Sensitive Person

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | February 5, 2021 |

If you’re married to a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), you’re a lucky spouse. Why? Because your partner is one of the universe’s deep feelers and thinkers. And “noticers” of subtleties. Maybe her uniqueness attracted you. Or her deep reflections, appreciation of nature, and delight in delicious food. Regardless, there are unique things to recognize about…

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