Tests Raise Hopes for Radical New Therapy for Phobias and PTSD

November 22nd, 2016 - By admin in Anxiety

Scientists have raised hopes for a radical new therapy for phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with a procedure that can dampen down fears linked to painful memories. Read full Article in The Guardian,”Tests Raise Hopes for Radical New Therapy for Phobias and PTSD”

Teaching Teenagers to Cope With Social Stress

October 7th, 2016 - By admin in Anxiety

Though academic and social pressures continue to pile on in high school, teenagers can be taught effective coping skills to skirt the pitfalls of anxiety and depression. Read full article: The New York Times, “Teaching Teenagers to Cope With Social Stress”

Silence is good for your brain and lowers stress, but where can you find it?

July 19th, 2016 - By admin in Anxiety, Athletic/Performance Enhancement, Sleep

Even as the world gets noisier, scientists are learning more about the very real negative physical and mental effects of noise. And it’s through those studies of noise pollution that we are also getting a handle on how important silence is to the brain and mental health. Read Full Article: mother nature network, “Silence is good for your brain and lowers stress, but where can … Continue reading

How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body

February 22nd, 2016 - By admin in Anxiety, Information on ADD/ADHD, Neurofeedback News

Follow-up brain scans in a study of those who underwent mindfulness meditation showed that there was more activity, or communication, among the portions of their brains that process stress-related reactions and other areas related to focus and calm. Full Article: The New York Times, “How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body”

Brain Training for Anxiety, Depression and Other Mental Conditions

January 26th, 2016 - By admin in Anxiety, Neurofeedback News

Not everyone responds to current treatments like antidepressant medication and talk therapy. There is an urgent need for new approaches for psychiatric disorders, particularly anxiety and depression. Neurofeedback uses real-time scans to show patients how their brains go awry—and how to fix the dysfunction. Full Article: The Wall Street Journal, “Brain Training for Anxiety, Depression and Other Conditions” View PDF Version: WSJ – “Brain Training … Continue reading

Bullying in Schools is a Serious Issue

November 23rd, 2015 - By admin in Anxiety

CAUTION: prior to clicking the link to this article, please be advised that the story contains insulting slurs. It is the narrative of a high school teenager who was bullied at school to the point of suicide. She feels more students should be able to make the choice that saved her. Full Article: Salon, “…bullying almost killed me, but leaving school saved my life”

Better Math Scores, Less Fear

September 28th, 2015 - By admin in Anxiety, Neurofeedback News

Early anxiety about dealing with numbers can put a child at a significant disadvantage, not only in school but in negotiating life and a career. A study of third-graders suggests an intervention that can help. Researchers say one-on-one tutoring calms the fear circuitry in the brain. Full Article: NPR, “1 Student + 1 Tutor = Better Math Scores, Less Fear”