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”