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Reasons To Consider Inpatient Treatment For Depression

By: Karen Fallen-Rhodes, LMHCA  •  September 3, 2021

Why seek treatment for depression and anxiety? And why would anyone seek in-patient treatment? Let’s take these questions one at a time. Why seek treatment at all? This is easy to answer for severe depression that is keeping you out of work, or completely disabling your ability to deal with...

Determinants of Health

By: Dr. Katie Ferree  •  September 3, 2021

Where do you begin to support your mental health when life feels chaotic and overwhelming? Notice I said when and not if, because who doesn’t feel like life is chaotic and overwhelming right now? The Depression and Anxiety World We Live In In our fast-paced, fad-driven, fact-confused world, we’re given...

Interventions for Depression: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

By: Karen Fallen-Rhodes, LMHCA  •  September 3, 2021

I remember my first group breathing exercise. “This will totally relax you,” our instructor promised. “Breathe in deeply….slowly….now hold it. Longer….longer….now breathe out as  S-l-o-o-o-w-l-y as you can….” In my chair, obediently following all the instructions, I was freaking out. Where was the relaxation? I was about to lose my...

Addiction Recovery: Coping Skills for Urgings and Cravings

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 30, 2021

Multiple strategies for coping with urgings and cravings.

Reverse Your Anxious Conditioning with Present-Moment Awareness

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 25, 2021

A person suffering from anxiety spends most of his or her time either remembering some frightening event that’s long gone, or imagining ones yet to come. In other words, their minds habitually gravitate to the past and the future, but rarely give any thought to what is happening right here,...

What is Your Anxiety Type? 

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  April 14, 2021

The truth is that anxiety has many sources, can accompany many disorders (such as PTSD), and can wear many faces. Let’s look at the different ways anxiety can present itself in your life.  The descriptions below are offered in the spirit of “knowledge is power.” The more you know about...

The Physical Effects of Anorexia & Bulimia

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 13, 2021

Your body is paying a heavy price for an eating disorder. If you are bulimic and use laxatives or vomiting to purge, your skin is probably quite dry and frequently breaks out in small rashes and pimples. If your salivary glands haven’t yet become enlarged because of your constant vomiting,...

The Whole-Person Approach to Depression Treatment

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 13, 2021

People arrive at the point of depression from many different places, indicating there are a variety of paths to recovery. In short, there is no one answer for depression and no single path to recovery. Just as the reasons for depression are a varied as the individuals who suffer from...

Food Quiz: What Diet Is Best For Me?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 11, 2021

Everything you have tried up to this point has not worked when it comes to losing weight permanently. Diets have not worked, powders have not worked, diet pills have not worked, and obsessively exercising has not worked. Every method of weight loss has been flawed. Each has promised you something...

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...

What Are The Causes & Symptoms Of Depression

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 20, 2021

Have you ever wondered what causes depression and why some people are affected by it and others aren’t? Depression is a very complex disease, and the true cause of it is not yet fully known. Chemicals do play a part in depression, but it is much more complex than a...

The Different Types Of OCD

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 20, 2021

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition that involves obsessive behavior such as unwanted thoughts and ideas that disrupt your thought patterns and your life and make it very hard for you to focus on other things; and compulsive behavior which involves symptoms where you have to do things...

What Is PTSD?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 19, 2021

When asked “What is post traumatic stress disorder?” many people naturally think of problems suffered by some soldiers who have been exposed to combat and the other horrors of war. While PTSD disorder among military veterans understandably receives much of the public’s attention, any person of any age who has...

What Are The Causes Of Eating Disorders?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 19, 2021

The exact cause of eating disorders is unknown. Many doctors believe that it is a combination of risk factors that can cause someone to suffer from an eating disorder. Societal pressure is a reality and with more exposure to social media, as well as the “perfect” body shape in Western...

What Are The Different Types Of Anxiety?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 19, 2021

If you feel you are suffering from symptoms of anxiety, it is important that you understand the different types of anxiety as this can help you and your healthcare professional best diagnose and treat you. At The Center • A Place of HOPE, our treatment team will help you by...

What Are The Causes Of Anxiety?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  February 19, 2021

Anxiety disorders occur when someone regularly feels a disproportionate level of anxiety, distress, worry or fear to their surroundings. Risk Factors There are many causes of anxiety disorder and some are very complex. However, some of the more common risk factors that can lead to anxiety attacks or disorder are:...

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