Flourishing Despite Anxiety & Depression

Are You Fighting Depression And Anxiety? Try THIS Instead

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | October 18, 2022 |

They call it The Fight of the Century. Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier entered the ring as the first match-up of two undefeated prior world Heavyweight champions. Two of the greatest, toughest, most determined boxers of all time duked it out for a 15-round unanimous Frazier victory. Each fought a foe. But neither was fighting…

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…

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…

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…

How Effective Are Anti-Anxiety and Depression Meds?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | May 5, 2022 |

There’s a decision that millions of people have to make at a time when they have the greatest difficulty making decisions. The decision is more complicated than pondering how effective anti-anxiety and depression meds are. When anxiety and/or depression begins to slowly, pervasively suffocate the “life out of life,” people have to choose. Do I…

Ask The Psychologist: Can Depression And Anxiety Cause Memory Loss?

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | April 7, 2022 |

Mind and behavior Psychology may be the scientific study of the mind and behavior, but not to the exclusion of the physical seat of the mind, the brain. The interplay between physical and non-physical is as central to research and treatment as it is to everyday life. Within the seemingly isolated topics of depression, anxiety,…

13 Best Emotional Support Dog Breeds For Anxiety And Depression

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | March 20, 2022 |

You swear you can’t live without him. And he is faithfully sworn to your happiness. He doesn’t check a damn thing off your honey-do list, and you couldn’t care less. You’re happy to swap poop-scooping and fur on…well, everything…for the unconditional love and uncomplicated companionship. You may even have one of the best emotional support…

A pug in a yellow jacket and the legs of a owman in boots may suggest she is wondering when to consider counseling for depression and anxiety

How To Know When You Need Counseling For Depression And Anxiety

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | January 1, 2022 |

Feeling overwhelmed by life – unable to keep up, let alone meet society’s expectations for spirited ambition and perpetual “on-ness” – can be maddening, deflating, isolating. And, if you find yourself paralyzed by anxiety or slowly sinking under the weight of depression, you may begin to feel downright hopeless. You may be tempted to tough…

a woman appearing angry with fists tensed and her body jumping, seemingly displaying physical effects of anxiety and depression

7 Physical Effects Of Anxiety And Depression

By Dr. Elayne Daniels | December 14, 2021 |

What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas; but, when it comes to anxiety and depression, there are no “secrets.” Despite their mental origins, they have far-reaching effects on the body. The physical effects of anxiety and depression provide strong evidence that your mind and body are always in communication with one another. (It may…

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