Category: CES Research

Scientists discover ways to increase efficiency in neurofeedback

Originally found on Researchers from the HSE Centre for Cognition & Decision Making and the Control of Complex Systems Laboratory (Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering, Russian Academy of Sciences) have conducted a series of experiments to uncover what a person actually controls when they are tasked with independently affecting the activity of their own…

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15 Small Steps You Can Take Today to Improve Anxiety Symptoms

Originally found on “Anxiety is a normal, predictable part of life,” said Tom Corboy, MFT, the founder and executive director of the OCD Center of Los Angeles, and co-author of the upcoming book The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD. However, “people with an anxiety disorder are essentially phobic about the feeling state of anxiety.” And they’ll go to great…

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Reconditioning the brain to overcome fear

Originally found on Researchers have discovered a way to remove specific fears from the brain, using a combination of artificial intelligence and brain scanning technology. Their technique, published in the inaugural edition of Nature Human Behaviour, could lead to a new way of treating patients with conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and…

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Electric Brain Stimulation Might Be Helpful In Treating Brain Disorders

Originally found on 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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Neurofeedback Using fMRI Found to Decrease MDD Symptoms, Study Shows

Originally found on Functional magnetic resonance imaging (rtfMRI) providing imaging feedback in real time to patients with major depressive disorder helped them retrieve positive autobiographical memories, increased hemodynamic activity in the amygdala, and decreased depressive symptoms one week after the intervention. In a report appearing today in AJP in Advance, Kymberly Young, Ph.D., of the…

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Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation as a Treatment for Anxiety in Chemically Dependent Persons

Cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) is reported to be effective treatment for anxiety, a major presenting symptom among chemically dependent patients. In this study, 40 inpatient alcohol and/or poly-drug users were given CES or sham CES in a double blind design. An additional 20 patients served as norlmla hospital routine controls. Dependent measures of anxitety were the Profile of Mood States, the Institute for Personality and Ability Testing Anxiety Scale, and the State/Trait Anxiety Index. CES-treated patients showed significantly greater improvement on all anxiety measures than did either control group. There were no differences in response between older and younger patients, or between the primary drug or alcohol users. No placebo effect was found on any of our measures. It is concluded that CES is a clinically significant addition to the treatment regimen for this patient population.