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The Effects of Emotional Abuse

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  November 21, 2022

When most people think of abuse, they think of physical or sexual abuse. They may imagine a parent hitting or molesting their child. Or a domestic violence situation in which one partner physically harms the other. But there is another type of abuse that can be just as damaging: emotional...

How to Stop Being a People-Pleaser

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  November 17, 2022

Being a nice person is a wonderful quality. But is there such a thing as being too nice? This could be the case for people who have what’s known as a people-pleasing personality. People-pleasers are always nice – not because they want to do good, but because they’re terrified of...

The Best Daily Routine for Depression

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  November 15, 2022

If you’re going through depression, then your daily routine may have fallen by the wayside. Many people with depression find themselves sleeping during the day, withdrawing from their friends, and dropping out of hobbies. But not having a daily routine can make depression worse. Here is how to build a...

The Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  November 10, 2022

Anxiety is a common mental health condition affecting millions of people in the U.S. When you think of the symptoms of anxiety, you probably think of symptoms like nervousness, racing thoughts, and constant worries. These are all common symptoms of anxiety disorders. However, many people find that anxiety affects their...

Why Is My Depression Worse in the Morning?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  November 8, 2022

Do you ever wake up feeling depressed? You might have a hard time going through your morning routine. You could feel totally unmotivated about the day ahead and feel hopeless about being able to get through it. Perhaps you even go back to bed when you feel this way, which...

How to Stop Thinking About Something: 6 Effective Strategies

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  November 3, 2022

Have you ever not been able to stop thinking about something? You’re trying to get to sleep at night, and suddenly a thought enters your brain. It’s a disturbing and anxiety-provoking thought. Perhaps you can’t stop thinking about a past relationship. Maybe you made a mistake at work today, and...

Does Anxiety Make You Tired?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 31, 2022

So many people in today’s world deal with fatigue. Up to 45%[1] of the general population, and nearly 40% of American workers, report feeling fatigued. Fatigue and tiredness can be caused by many different things. But one of the reasons behind your chronic tiredness could be anxiety. Anxiety causes sleep...

Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Good for Depression?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 27, 2022

Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions in the world, with 280 million people globally living with it every day[1]. Depression can cause painful symptoms like a sad or empty mood, and a lack of interest in activities you used to enjoy. If you’re battling depression, you...

What Is Major Depressive Disorder?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 18, 2022

Major depressive disorder, also known as major depression or clinical depression, is one of the world's most common mental health conditions. The World Health Organization estimates that around 5% of the world population, or 280 million adults, live with major depression[1]. But what, exactly, does it mean to be depressed?...

What Is High-Functioning Anxiety?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 14, 2022

Anxiety is a mental health condition that can take many different forms, including high-functioning anxiety. In this article, we explore what high-functioning anxiety is, its symptoms, causes, and what you can do if you think you might have high-functioning anxiety, including treatment options.   What is anxiety? The American Psychological...

How Long Does Postpartum Depression Last?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 12, 2022

You’ve just had a baby, and maybe a part of you is delighted. But another part of you, perhaps a large part, doesn’t feel happy at all. You might feel uninterested in caring for your baby or feel hopeless about being a good mother. Maybe you even have thoughts about...

How To Get Rid of Caffeine Anxiety

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  September 30, 2022

Consuming caffeine may be a way of life for most Americans (and much of the world!), but one of the side effects is that it is well known to affect anxiety. Whether you are looking for ways to get rid of caffeine anxiety caused by withdrawal, or you suspect that...

Why Do I Get Depressed at Night?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  September 27, 2022

Many people experience shifts in mood throughout the day, and into the evening and night. Although not much scientific research has been conducted into why this might be, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence to suggest depression at night is a common phenomenon.   Low mood or depression? First, it’s...

How To Tell Someone You’re Depressed

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  September 22, 2022

Depression is a sometimes misunderstood mental health condition. In everyday language, low mood is often worded as ‘feeling depressed,’ but this isn’t the same as clinical depression. There are several different types of depression. It’s important to understand what depression is, how common it is, and the typical symptoms of...

What Does Anxiety Stomach Pain Feel Like?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  September 14, 2022

The relationship between anxiety and stomach pain is a complicated one. It’s not always obvious how or why mental and physical health relate to each other in such complex ways (this is sometimes termed the mind-body connection). You might have heard the digestive system or gut described as ‘the second...

How To Calm an Anxiety Attack

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  September 7, 2022

An anxiety attack is an episode of extreme anxiety, agitation, and fear. It usually occurs rapidly, without much warning, and typically peaks in around ten minutes. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health condition in the US, affecting about 18% of the population. Many of us will experience an...

What Is High-Functioning Depression?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 31, 2022

When you imagine a person with depression, you might picture someone who has difficulty keeping a job, has withdrawn from their friends and family, or has difficulty maintaining their hygiene. But this is a mistaken view of what depression looks like. People with depression come in all shapes and sizes....

Why Does Depression Make You Tired?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 29, 2022

Fatigue, or lack of energy, is one of the most common symptoms associated with major depressive disorder (depression). Most people with depression report they feel tired or fatigued on an almost daily basis. If you feel fatigued every day, and you don’t have another medical condition that could explain it,...

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