Promising anxiety treatment awaiting acceptance

Originally found on http://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/article/Promising-anxiety-treatment-awaiting-acceptance-8325136.php At his private clinic near Greenway Plaza, Steve Cochran practices one of the most promising therapies you’ve likely never heard of. He specializes in neurofeedback, a technique designed to make a person calmer and more focused. Clients, who fly in from as far as California, come to the Neurotherapy Center of…

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How Researchers Tapped into Brain Activity to Boost People’s Confidence

Originally found on https://www.livescience.com/57230-brain-activity-confidence.html There may be a way to tap into people’s brain activity to boost their confidence, a new study suggests. In the study, the researchers used a technique called decoded neurofeedback, which involves scanning people’s brains to monitor their brain activity, and using artificial intelligence to detect activity patterns that are linked…

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Combined neurofeedback and HRV training can improve anxiety, depression symptoms

Originally found on http://www.news-medical.net/news/20170316/Study-Combined-neurofeedback-and-HRV-training-can-improve-anxiety-depression-symptoms.aspx The official journal of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR), NeuroRegulation, this week published the results of a scientific paper demonstrating for the first time that combined neurofeedback and heart rate variability (HRV) training may have a “robust effect” on improving symptoms of anxiety and depression. According to the…

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5 Ways to Beat Social Anxiety

Originally found on https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/04/5-ways-to-beat-social-anxiety.html Does being around large groups of people make you want to curl up and die? Is your go-to move at parties hiding in the bathroom? Do you worry people think you’re standoffish when the truth is you’re just too nervous to talk to them? If so, and if this is a reoccurring…

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Electrical Brain Stimulation Could “Awaken” Comatose People

Originally found on https://futurism.com/new-electrical-brain-stimulation-could-awaken-comatose-people/ WAKING THE BRAIN After experiencing a severe brain injury, people can slip into a coma. Some of these people begin to show signs of intermittent awareness, but are still not able to communicate. This state is called “minimal consciousness,” and it can leave friends and loved ones of those who are trapped…

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Observing Your Own Brain Activity Could Be the Future of Treating Depression

Originally found on http://www.collective-evolution.com/2017/05/15/observing-your-own-brain-activity-could-be-the-future-of-treating-depression/ With depression affecting millions of American adults, it makes sense that psychiatric research has focused so intently on the disorder. Pinpointing its triggers and best treatments have remained important concerns, with the general consensus being that it is a change in brain chemistry, and that various other factors contribute to its onset, including genetics,…

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10 Tips to Manage Stress

Originally found on https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/04/10-steps-for-staying-calm-and-de-stressing/ The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and…

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Counselors talk about benefits of Nexalin brain treatments

Originally found on http://ecmpostreview.com/2016/09/29/counselors-talk-about-benefits-of-nexalin-brain-treatments/  Bill Koski, a counselor with Haven Center in North Branch, said they had a client come to the facility who had “basically been clicking through TV channels for 12 years.” Koski, speaking at the North Branch Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Lunch and Learn” session Sept. 22, said after the man went through…

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Electric Brain Stimulation Might Be Helpful In Treating Brain Disorders

Originally found on https://www.immortal.org/33495/electric-brain-stimulation-might-helpful-treating-brain-disorders/ Sending small bursts of electricity to the brain in order to help with memory retention has already been previously dissected, and a new study suggests that this experimental therapy might be even more effective than formerly thought. Neuroscientists from the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated that electrical pulses to the brain can…

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Researchers Enhance Human Memory with Electrical Stimulation

Originally found on http://bigthink.com/philip-perry/researchers-enhance-human-memory-with-electrical-stimulation How good is your memory? It usually varies from person to person. This much is easily recognizable. But did you know that the sharpness of your memory can vary from one day to the next? Those who have had a stroke or a traumatic brain injury (TBI), often face memory impairment. They…

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