Tag: non-invasive

Determining the Quality of Your Sleep

Originally found on https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319525.php After tossing and turning for what seems like hours, you come to terms with the fact that it’ll be another sleepless night. But how can we tell if we’ve had a good night’s sleep or not? The Medical News Today editorial office is a melting pot of sleep issues. Whether caused by hormonal changes, anxiety, or…

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Reasons for Sleep-Onset Insomnia

Originally found on https://www.news-medical.net/health/Causes-of-Sleep-Onset-Insomnia.aspx Sleep-onset insomnia may be described as the inability to sleep when one is ready to, at the beginning of the night in most people. It may be temporary and acute, or chronic. It could manifest as daytime fatigue and sleepiness, loss of concentration, and irritability. The severity of the symptoms depend upon…

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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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Anxiety Attack Symptoms: Signs, Duration and Complications

Originally found on https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/307863.php An anxiety or “panic” attack is a sudden feeling of terror so intense that the individual experiencing it fears a total loss of control or imminent death. The attack usually occurs without warning and has no obvious cause. It may even wake a person from their sleep. In addition to this incredible…

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Chronic Stress and Anxiety can Damage Brain

Originally found on https://www.belmarrahealth.com/brain-damage-likely-from-chronic-stress-and-anxiety-study/ Based on the results of an analytical study, scientists from the Rotman Research Institute, a division of Baycrest Health Sciences, caution people that chronic stress and anxiety may lead to an increased risk of developing depression, and even dementia. So what exactly is chronic stress? Anxiety, fear, and stress are common emotions…

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Depression affects the brains of males and females differently

Originally found on https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170711085522.htm When researchers in the UK exposed depressed adolescents to happy or sad words and imaged their brains, they found that depression has different effects on the brain activity of male and female patients in certain brain regions. The findings suggest that adolescent girls and boys might experience depression differently and that sex-specific…

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Neurofeedback holds potential to treat people suffering from treatment-resistant depression

Originally found on https://www.news-medical.net/news/20170904/Study-Neurofeedback-holds-potential-to-treat-people-suffering-from-treatment-resistant-depression.aspx A small pilot study has indicated that neurofeedback – where patients concentrate on modifying their own brainwave patterns – has potential to treat many of the 100m people worldwide who suffer from Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD). This is the first time that neurofeedback has been shown to improve both individual symptoms and overall…

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Mental Health in Older Adults

Originally found on https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/older-adults-and-mental-health/index.shtml It’s just as important for an older person with symptoms of depression to seek treatment as it is for someone younger. The impact of depression on health in older adults can be severe: much research has reported that depression is associated with worse health in people with conditions like heart disease,…

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Understanding Depression

Originally found on https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression-what-you-need-to-know/index.shtml#pub2 Sadness is something we all experience. It is a normal reaction to difficult times in life and usually passes with a little time. When a person has depression, it interferes with daily life and normal functioning. It can cause pain for both the person with depression and those who care about him…

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