Tag: Mental Health Services

How Neurofeedback Trains Your Brain

Originally found on https://psychcentral.com/lib/neurofeedback-training-for-your-brain/ Neurofeedback is a relatively new biofeedback technique that focuses on helping a person train themselves to directly affect brain function. Although it sounds like science-fiction in nature, it’s actually a reputable and scientifically-proven technique practiced by specially-trained psychotherapists. Neurofeedback, also known as EEG biofeedback, is a gradual therapeutic learning process that…

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Neurofeedback and Everyday Life

Originally found on http://www.aboutneurofeedback.com/neurofeedback-info-center/faq/how-does-neurofeedback-training-transfer-to-everyday-situations/ The “beep” is the sound heard during neurofeedback training. It reminds your brain to return to the goal (to relax, to focus, or whatever the goal is with a particular client). As you train and get better at it, you don’t have to think about the “beep” in order to remember…

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Brain Training and Self-Confidence

Originally found on http://brainblogger.com/2017/01/25/boost-confidence-with-brain-training/ Confidence is an attractive and necessary quality to succeed in business, relationships, and life. But, it is a subjective and, sometimes, misunderstood characteristic. From the painfully shy to the arrogantly over-confident, what makes people think and feel what they think and feel about themselves? The authors of a new study report that…

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4 Tips for Assisting Someone With Depression

Originally found on https://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/therese-borchard-sanity-break/4-quick-tips-for-helping-someone-with-depression/ Most people understand the ripple effect of all mood disorders. Depression, in particular, lurks into all corners of a home, into every aspect of a relationship. I am often asked what a person should do for a depressed loved one. Here are four quick tips. 1. Educate Yourself Education is always the starting point because…

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Defining Sleep Deprivation

Originally found on https://www.news-medical.net/health/Sleep-Deprivation-Inadequate-Quantity-of-Sleep.aspx Sleep deprivation is a term that refers to an inadequate quantity of sleep, characterized by signs of sleepiness during the day, reduced alertness and decreased performance at work or study. It often occurs as a result of a sleeping disorder that restricts the quantity, quality or timing of sleep. It can…

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What Are Anxiety Disorders?

Originally found on https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/anxiety-disorders/what-are-anxiety-disorders What Are Anxiety Disorders? Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and can be beneficial in some situations. It can alert us to dangers and help us prepare and pay attention. Anxiety disorders differ from normal feelings of nervousness or anxiousness and involve excessive fear or anxiety. Anxiety disorders are the most…

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Understanding Chronic Stress

Originally found on https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/understanding-chronic-stress.aspx Stress is often described as a feeling of being overwhelmed, worried or run-down. Stress can affect people of all ages, genders, and circumstances and can lead to both physical and psychological health issues. By definition, stress is any uncomfortable “emotional experience accompanied by predictable biochemical, physiological and behavioral changes.” Some stress can be…

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Depression: A Systemic Disease That Affects The Body

Originally found on http://www.medicaldaily.com/science-depression-biology-behind-darker-mind-299078 For those living with it, depression can be all-consuming. It casts a haze overwork, relationships, and everyday social interactions, affecting every aspect of a person’s life. People often think depression solely affects the mind because it’s classified as a mental disorder. A new study has shown, however, that depression is more like a systemic disease that affects the…

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3 Strategies To Help Seasonal Affective Disorder

Originally found on https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2016/01/3-best-strategies-help-fight-seasonal-affective-disorder/ For many people, the gray days of winter can mean gray moods. If you feel sad, can’t sleep and feel as if all you want to do is lie on the sofa, eat bad food and watch cable for days on end, you might have seasonal affective disorder. SAD is a form of…

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4 Anxiety Triggers and Ways to Handle Them

Originally found on http://www.medicaldaily.com/4-surprising-anxiety-triggers-and-how-calm-yourself-down-404762 Are you aware of the common conditions that can trigger fear or panic? Anxiety disorders affect around 18 percent of the population, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). When someone struggles with such a condition, whether social anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder, the symptoms can affect how they live their everyday lives. Anxiety is a…

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