Month: February 2018

Understanding Depression in Children

Originally found on https://www.news-medical.net/health/How-is-Depression-in-Children-Diagnosed.aspx Depression was formerly thought to occur only in adults because children were felt to lack the necessary cognitive and emotional make-up that could give rise to this disorder. However, the use of standardized criteria shows that not only do children suffer from depression, but the rates of both depression and suicide in this…

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Sleeplessness (Insomnia) May Cause Atrial Fibrillation

Originally found on https://psychcentral.com/news/2016/11/15/poor-sleep-linked-to-increased-atrial-fibrillation/112555.html Preliminary research suggests disruptions in sleep may raise the risk of an irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation (AF). Clinicians have known that obstructive sleep apnea, or sleep interrupted by pauses in breathing, is a known risk for atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to strokes, heart failure and other…

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Insights into Principles of Neurofeedback Technique

Originally found on https://www.news-medical.net/news/20160920/Review-provides-insights-into-principles-of-neurofeedback-technique.aspx Neurofeedback is a technique used for the treatment of clinical disorders (like depression, anxiety, chronic pain, ADHD, and schizophrenia etc.) and enhancement of brain performance.  It is based on the “self-regulation” of brain activations underpinned by the principles of feedback control systems. Feedback systems can be found in areas such as cybernetics,…

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