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5 Surprising Inspiring Facts About Anxiety and Depression

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | December 25, 2020 |

Did you know that anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problem in America? About 40 million Americans have a diagnosed anxiety disorder. Depression is also common, affecting about 20 million adults in this country. Despite being so common, anxiety and depression aren’t often talked about. Here are some inspiring and surprising facts about…

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10 Risk Factors For Eating Disorders That Every Parent Needs To Know

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | December 24, 2020 |

Parents often blame themselves when their child has an eating disorder. Or they blame the child. The cause of eating disorders is way more complicated than faulting parents or the child. When parents know about risk factors for eating disorders, they recognize just how complex these disorders are. Risk factors for eating disorders come from…

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What It’s Like For Highly Sensitive People In An Insensitive World

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | December 20, 2020 |

What it’s like for Highly Sensitive People (HSP) in an insensitive world varies, from painful to blissful. One unfortunate commonality for Highly Sensitive People in an insensitive world is that big things and little things easily and often feel like “too much.” Western Culture in particular causes and reinforces that High Sensitivity is a bad…

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The 10 Most Surprising Effects Of Negative Body Image

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | December 8, 2020 |

Negative body image has some surprising effects. My definition of “body image” is the relationship you have with your body. Yes, relationship. The relationship I’m talking about includes your thoughts and feelings about your body, your perception of its size and shape, and behaviors you engage in or avoid as a result of this relationship.…

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3 Signs It’s Time For You To Seek Psychotherapy For Depression And Anxiety

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | December 6, 2020 |

How do you know if it’s time for you to seek psychotherapy for depression and anxiety? What are key signs for you that it’s time to get help for depression and anxiety? If you want to be in therapy, go ahead! For any reason! Just think about what you are looking for from therapy, and…

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10 Things All Parents Must Know About The Prevention Of Eating Disorders (& Overcoming Them)

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | November 29, 2020 |

A family of 6 and their golden retriever are enjoying time together, which is an important part of prevention of eating disorders and other mental health problems.

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4 Amazing and Powerful Characteristics of a Highly Sensitive Person

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | November 24, 2020 |

If you are a Highly Sensitive Person, and you know it, clap your hands. (To find out if you are an HSP, click here to take the questionnaire.) The amazing and powerful characteristics of a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) ARE celebration – worthy. Why? Because your nervous system is highly attuned and your perception is…

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How To Know If Body Image Therapy Is Right For You?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | November 11, 2020 |

If  you have a problem with your shoulder, heart, or other body part, you probably seek medical care. Or at least know you could or should. But what if the problem is your body image, i.e. your relationship with your body? How do you know if body image therapy is right for you? Body Image…

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How To Keep The Physical Symptoms Of Anxiety And Depression From Derailing Your Life

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | November 1, 2020 |

There is nothing wrong or unnatural about feeling anxious or depressed. If you are a human being, you inevitably experience anxiety and depression.  That is life. Anxiety and depression have physical symptoms associated with them. Knowing how to keep the physical symptoms of anxiety and depression from derailing your life is an important part of well…

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How to Overcome an Eating Disorder When You Are Not Even Sure You Have One

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | October 15, 2020 |

Acknowledging you have an eating disorder is hard. Even if you know the facts.  So then how do you overcome an eating disorder when you are not even sure you have one? Complicating this process is that a person with an eating disorder rarely recognizes the dangerousness of the symptoms. Head’s up: Denial is common.…