Reflexology and Anxiety

Reflexology and Anxiety If you are one of the thousands of people who struggle with severe anxiety, you know how painful it is to go on a number of different medications and still not find any relief. For many people, anxiety can become so crippling that it affects their ability to sleep, socialize, [...]

When Caregiving Leads to PTSD

When Caregiving Leads to PTSD Most of us associate post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with veterans of war, but new studies are finding that a person doesn’t have to be a soldier to experience the condition. PTSD is a psychiatric disorder characterized by failure to recover after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic [...]

January 11th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety Treatment, PTSD|Tags: , |

Herding Dogs as Therapy Dogs

Herding Dogs as Therapy Dogs After spending ten years looking for the perfect breed of dog to be a therapy dog, I decided on a McNab Shepherd. The McNab is a herding dog, which can actually make for a very good therapy dog because of their attentive and sweet nature. When we think [...]

December 17th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety Treatment, Depression, Psychotherapy|Tags: , |

Caregiver Depression

Caregiver Depression Depression among caregivers is so common that there is a term for it: caregiver depression. This particular type of depression can take a serious toll on a caregiver and affect the caregiver’s ability to care for a loved one. Although the bulk of research involving caregiver depression has involved the caregiver’s [...]

How Obesity Contributes to Depression

How Obesity Contributes to Depression Research has shown that obesity markedly increases the risk of depression. One study of more than 9,000 adults concluded that depression, and other mood and anxiety disorders, were about 25% more common in the obese people studied than in the non-obese. Several community surveys in the United States [...]

August 17th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety Treatment, Depression, Eating Disorders|Tags: , |

The Herb Kratom and Addiction

The Herb Kratom and Addiction Over the past couples of decades, the U.S. opioid epidemic has been associated with over 300,000 lives. Numerous interventions have been tried and some researchers claim that kratom, an herbal psychoactive drug that is presently unregulated, might help some people struggling with opioid addiction. This potential has been [...]

July 1st, 2017|Categories: Addiction, Anxiety Treatment, Natural Remedies, PTSD|Tags: |

Whole Foods and Mental Health

Whole Foods and Mental Health The influence of diet in causing and preventing physiological and psychological disorders is well established, as is the importance of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in maintaining health. Nutritionists go one step further by using diet and nutritional supplements to treat and prevent illness. They look for nutritional [...]

Overcoming Grief

Overcoming Grief There’s a huge debate among mental health professional as to whether grief can actually ever be overcome. Those who argue that it cannot claim that the best that we can hope for when processing grief is that it be managed. Either way, there are things that a grieving person can do [...]

April 9th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety Treatment, Counseling, Depression, Psychotherapy, Therapy|Tags: |

Types of Psychotherapy

The Most Popular Kinds of Psychotherapy A psychotherapist’s approach to therapy is as unique as they are.  Most professional therapists are educated in a number of approaches.  This psychotherapeutic orientation combines with the therapist's personality and a style eventually develops. There are a number of recognized approaches to psychotherapy and most therapists use [...]

Anxiety Treatment and Medication

Anxiety Treatment and Medication When you’re overcome by heart-stopping panic, overwhelmed by fear, or tired from numerous sleepless nights spent worrying, you may be tempted do just about anything to get relief. While  there is no question that anxiety can be disabling, is medication the best answer? Is there good evidence that drugs [...]