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Characteristics Of OCD Behavior

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 20, 2021

Characteristics Of OCD Behavior Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder manifests itself in uncontrollable thoughts and behaviors that disrupt your life. Left untreated, it can cause serious issues with relationships, and even negatively affect your health. Characteristics and behaviors of OCD include: Obsession with dirt, contamination, or a need to constantly cleanWashing hands frequently...

What Are The Different Types Of Eating Disorders?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 20, 2021

What are the different types of eating disorders? Anorexia nervosa This is a serious disease and it can lead to death through starvation if help is not found in time. It is important to recognize the symptoms of this disease so you can seek help for yourself or a loved...

What Is Anxiety?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 20, 2021

What is an anxiety disorder? Is it a mental health illness? Anxiety disorders are a type of mental health illness. There are different types of anxiety disorders, and each one presents differently. Different types of anxiety disorders may present with anxiety attacks. Anxiety attacks can come on suddenly, with little or...

Pandemic Fatigue

By: Hannah Smith  •  March 7, 2020

"Why Do I Feel So Tired?" “I have so much free time these days and a list of projects a mile long – why can’t I get anything done?” “My kids are doing online school and I’m working from home. I know that’s a lot, but it’s going well. I...

Is Your Relationship Turning You Away from God?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  December 29, 2018

What do people do when it seems God is not acting according to their expectations? Validation, assurance, relief, significance, and more -- are gifts from God. 

A Prayer for Kindness

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 13, 2018

There's something important to remember in the quest for strength and courage, and that's a spirit of kindness.  Too often we teach our children the verse, "Be kind one to another" (Eph. 4:32 RSV), and then we forget the admonition as adults.  True forgiveness and kindness are cut from the...

Non Sequitur – An Irrational Assumption?

By: Hannah Smith  •  July 27, 2018

“Things are going so well…I’m really nervous. Something bad is bound to happen now!” Have you ever heard or thought something like this before? “The other shoe is going to drop” sentiment is a common pothole on the road to recovery. Sadly, this type of thinking prevents many people from...

Is There More to Love Than What You've Experienced?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 31, 2018

One of the core traits of a dependent personality is difficulty accepting challenging or disturbing truths about self or others out of a need to maintain the status quo.

Get Moving: Physical Motion and Depression

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 8, 2016

Physical motion or exercise is vital to a healthy life, and it is also effective in relieving depression. 

Relationships: The Disorganized Attachment Style

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  September 30, 2016

A disorganized person is a hodgepodge of responses without a consistent pattern.  If there is a pattern, it is that there is no pattern.  The disorganized person has come to view relationships, often because of the presence of abuse, as a source of both comfort and fear.  As a result,...

Relationships: The Ambivalent Attachment Style

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  September 17, 2016

In a previous post, we discussed the traits of individuals with The Secure Attachment Style.  Now, let's discuss The Ambivalent Attachment Style.  An ambivalent attachment style comes from a childhood in which love and affection are inconsistently given, based on factors the child does not understand.  Love and affection, though...

Relationships: The Secure Attachment Style

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  September 10, 2016

How do you know if you have a secure attachment style? People who have this attachment style exhibit specific characteristics and personality traits. Here is a list of statements for those with a secure attachment style.

Living with PTSD

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 9, 2016

Imagine being involved in a terrifying incident where you were physically harmed or threatened. Then imagine reliving that awful memory over and over again, each time as fresh and horrific as when it happened. This is the essence of PTSD.

Partnering Online

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  July 29, 2016

Recent technology has presented us with a new, potentially devastating forum for inappropriately sexualized relationships. The Internet with its anonymity and wide-open content can tempt us to cross physical and sexual boundaries.

How the Body's Stress Receptors React to Natural Herbal or Mineral Inputs

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  July 21, 2016

Can supplements provide actual sustainable stress and mood support?Stress. The “silent killer” as it is sometimes described. We experience stress to trigger short-term reaction to recognize and fend off danger, kickstart our adrenaline and our fight-or-flight instincts. But consistent, long-term stress over time can be not just emotionally and physically...

Supplements For Depression: An Expert Tells Her Story

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  July 14, 2016

Depression will be the #1 disease in the world by 2020 according to the World Health Organization. Anxiety rates continue to rise in our technology-laden, high-pressure society. Can nutrition and select supplements help temper depression and anxiety episodes? Today’s article was written by Therese Borchard and appeared on everydayhealth.com in...

Food For The Brain. How Eating Healthy Fats Can Make You Smarter

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 1, 2016

Fat. Really? Isn't fat supposed to be bad for me? Well, fat – healthy, natural forms of fat – has made a comeback. Natural fats offer powerful benefits to your body — and your brain. Your brain is comprised of about 60 percent fat. Billions of cells rely of fat...

Can a Supplement Really Help with Memory, Vocabulary Recall, and Math Function?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 30, 2016

To operate optimally, the brain needs a consistent supply of nutrients to maintain its health and functionality. But certain nutrients support the brain's structure more than others. These nutrients are powerful supporting elements for the brain: omega-3 fats, B-Complex vitamins, magnesium, vitamin E, and potassium. There are certainly others, and...

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