Dr. Elayne Daniels

Are HSPs More Prone To Addiction?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | September 19, 2022 |

The world of Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) is ultra-vivid, extra-dimensional, and uber-overstimulating. HSPs’ radar is essentially set on perennial intake. Their brains are constantly processing. It makes sense to wonder how that same neurological predisposition responds to constant stimuli. Are HSPs more prone to addiction? The question may have far-reaching implications for this narrow slice…

What Parents Need To Know About Anxiety And Depression In College Students If They Hope To Help Their College Student

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | September 13, 2022 |

College…. a rite of passage equally charged with excitement and a new era of debt. Your child is heading off, and your nest is down one (more) fledgling. He or she may not know it, but anxiety and depression in college students is a real thing. And you, as the parent who is also transitioning…

17 Battling Depression And Anxiety Quotes That Let You Know You Will Prevail

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | September 6, 2022 |

Battling depression and anxiety takes a lot of energy – and can be filled with misery. Feeling better doesn’t happen on command. And typically requires more than an inspirational quote. At times having depression and anxiety can feel like they will last a lifetime.   If you’re battling depression and anxiety, quotes that let you…

7 Reasons There Is A Prevalence Of Eating Disorders Among HSPs

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | September 1, 2022 |

Eating disorders are equal-opportunity destroyers. Their sufferers develop them for many different reasons. Risk factors from psychology, biology, and genetics combine with culture to create a perfect storm. And wow, what a storm it is, especially for Highly Sensitive People (HSPs). Understanding the reasons behind the prevalence of eating disorders among HSPs comes down to…

Key differences between an Empath and Highly Sensitive People are nuanced.

Key Differences Between An Empath And A Highly Sensitive Person

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | August 28, 2022 |

Talking about sensitivity can be so…well…sensitive. It can even feel like splitting hairs because of the way every little difference and every little nuance matters. Teasing out key differences between an empath and a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) is a perfect example.  The overlap is significant.  And so are the differences. To the non-empath/non-HSP, the…

Physical Effects of Anxiety and Depression

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | August 15, 2022 |

Are there physical effects of anxiety and depression? Heck yes! The physical effects of anxiety and depression are proof that mind and body communicate with one another. In other words, anxiety and depression are not all in your head. Mind and body are linked; whatever your mind thinks, your body feels. And what your body feels, your mind automatically…

How to Know if You’re a Highly Sensitive Person or a Sensitive Person?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | July 18, 2022 |

It’s a sensitive topic. Literally. And, if you consider yourself a sensitive person, you’ll want to be in on this discussion about how to know if you’re a Highly Sensitive Person or a sensitive person.  What you think you know about sensitivity may not be all there is to know about it. And what you…

a black and white photo of a woman with onely one side of her body shown, and partially at that. She is an example of how to know if inpatient care for eating disorders is needed.

How To Know When Eating Disorder Inpatient Treatment Is Required

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | July 18, 2022 |

More often than you might think, people with eating disorders don’t recognize or acknowledge they have a problem. They may be full-blown into eating disorder behaviors while turning a blind eye to how severely ill they are. . Getting treatment for an eating disorder, therefore, can be difficult. And recognizing when eating disorder inpatient treatment…

A salt shaker with salt symbolizing why you should take any advice about food that fights anxiety and depression with a grain of salt

Why You Should Take Any Advice About Foods That Reduce Anxiety And Depression With A Grain Of Salt

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | June 18, 2022 |

Foods you eat play a role in overall well-being. No newsflash there! But does what you eat affect mental health? And if so, how? Common beliefs certainly suggest a link between nutrition and mental health. But, there’s actually little scientific evidence for nutritional advice on mental health issues. That’s why you should take any advice…

The roots and bottom section of interestingly shaped trees metaphoritcally represent body image ideas of good and bad

What Is A Bad Body Image Really?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | June 13, 2022 |

Bodies are neither good nor bad. Body image, however, can’t say the same. Good, bad, or somewhere in between, body image isn’t really about your body at all. It’s about the thoughts, feelings, and perceptions you have about it. Positive thoughts and feelings? Good body image. Negative thoughts and feelings? Bad body image.  For most…

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​Here I get real on body image, eating, sex, yoga and more. Sometimes the topics are more random. All relate to psychology (after all, I am a psychologist!)             --Dr.D