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Four Attachment Styles in Relationship Dependency

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 26, 2022

Attachment theory highlights the importance of a strong, healthy attachment in childhood. This important attachment comes at the earliest stages of life to a parent or primary caregiver, usually a mother. This first, fundamental attachment, or relationship, sets the stage for all relationships going forward.

The Effects and Health Risks of Bulimia

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 10, 2022

Bulimia is one of the top 5 eating disorders, and while some of the effects of this disease are apparent, there are still many that lay dormant under the surface. When you think of bulimia, you conjure images of bingeing and purging, but these are just out-lying symptoms. In addition,...

I Can’t Stop Eating — How to Stop Compulsive Overeating

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 3, 2022

We’ve all been there: You aren’t hungry, but you find yourself reaching into the fridge for a snack. Or you open a big bag of potato chips to munch on during a movie, only to find that you’ve absent-mindedly finished off the whole bag before you’re halfway in. For most...

How to Stop Bingeing and Purging: 5 Tips

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 3, 2022

Bingeing and purging are behaviors associated with certain eating disorders. What causes people to binge or purge is complex, but it's usually due to a negative body image and a strong desire to lose weight. Bingeing and purging need to be taken seriously — they are both behaviors that can...

What Is the Difference Between Anorexia and Bulimia?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  April 22, 2022

Anorexia and bulimia are both serious and dangerous health conditions that cause people to lose weight. Although anorexia and bulimia are unique conditions with their own set of symptoms, they may have more in common than you might guess. One of the main things they have in common is they...

What Is Orthorexia?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  April 18, 2022

We all know it’s good to eat healthily. But can healthy eating go too far? Orthorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder that most people have never heard of. Experts say orthorexia causes people to become obsessed with healthy eating to the point where it becomes damaging to their health and...

How to Help Someone With an Eating Disorder

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  April 14, 2022

Eating disorders wreak havoc on people’s lives. Not only does the person with the eating disorder suffer, but the experience is painful for their family and friends as well. It can be hard to know what to do to support your loved one with an eating disorder. Eating disorders are...

10 Helpful Tips on How to Stop Binge Eating

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  April 11, 2022

Life with binge eating disorder is painful and frustrating. You frequently find yourself eating until you feel sick. You feel a huge sense of relief while you’re eating, but when it’s all over, you look around and feel completely ashamed of yourself. “What’s wrong with me?” you might wonder. “Why...

What Is ARFID (Avoidant / Restrictive Food Intake Disorder)?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  April 1, 2022

Were you a picky eater as a child? Many people, especially children, have food preferences. For example, maybe you never got over your hatred for broccoli. However, ARFID, or avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, is when picky eating becomes severe and harmful. People who have ARFID don’t eat enough, to...

Rebuilding the Body’s Digestion System After an Eating Disorder

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 28, 2022

Eating disorders can wreak havoc on all aspects of a person’s life: their mental wellness, emotional balance, relationships with the people around them, and most certainly their physical body. Recovering from an eating disorder therefore requires comprehensive treatment in order to address each of these areas of a person’s life....

How to Help Someone With Anxiety

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 25, 2022

Supporting a loved one through anxiety can be painful and make you feel helpless. You try your best to be there for them, but you may not always know what to say or how to show them how much you care. If you’re like most people in this situation, you...

The Role of Food, Nutrition, and Diet in Mental Health

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 19, 2022

If you were asked to think of ways to improve your mental health, what would be the first things that came to mind? If you’re like most people, you probably thought of activities like going to therapy, practicing mindfulness meditation, or even exercising. And these are all evidence-based ways to...

Can Anxiety Cause Shortness of Breath?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 13, 2022

Imagine this: You’re in a situation that makes you anxious, and you start feeling uncomfortable. You’re sweating, and you can feel your hands shake. Then, you notice it’s hard to breathe. No matter how much you try, it feels like you can’t get a good breath of air. It feels...

How to Get Motivated When You Are Depressed

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 7, 2022

Finding the motivation to perform even the simplest tasks when you’re depressed can be challenging. However, it’s possible to take some positive, actionable steps to increase motivation even when you’re feeling low. One of the most common symptoms of depression is a lack of drive to accomplish things you know...

Can Depression Cause Memory Loss?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 24, 2022

It’s understandable if people who are struggling with depression ask themselves this question. After all, depression can be disorienting. People often don’t notice their memory skills are affected until after they are diagnosed with depression. Many studies have been conducted on this topic, and the general scientific consensus is that...

Symptoms of Depression

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 18, 2022

It’s a perfectly human experience to feel sad or down at times. But for some people, these feelings go further than everyday sadness. For people who suffer from a depressive disorder, their symptoms severely disrupt their lives. Depression is a lot more serious than sadness, and it requires treatment. When...

What Is Depression?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 14, 2022

Depression is a serious medical illness that requires treatment. We often equate depression to a feeling of sadness, and sadness can be one of its symptoms. However, depression is a lot more severe than everyday sadness, and can debilitate people’s lives when left untreated. The World Health Organization lists depression...

What Does Anxiety Feel Like?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 11, 2022

Most people know what it feels like to be nervous or worried. For example, you might have felt nervous before a first date or before a big presentation at work. Or maybe you have experienced worry after hearing a family member was sick. But for people with anxiety, these feelings...

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