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Five Ways to Create a Healthier Lifestyle

Looking to live a healthier lifestyle, but don’t know where to begin? Here are five tips you can incorporate into your daily routine to live a healthier life. Taking the following steps to better your health, you will surely notice a difference in how you feel, both physically and mentally.  

PTSD: Relieving Symptoms with Neurofeedback

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a psychiatric disorder caused by experiencing a life threatening, terrifying, or traumatic event. Examples of events that may cause PTSD includes physical or sexual assault, catastrophic accidents, military combat experiences, unexpected deaths, and natural disasters. The person who develops PTSD either experienced the event first hand or witnessed another person experience harm. When a person is in danger, the brain naturally creates a “fight or flight” response in order to help protect people from potential harm. However, if a person has PTSD, their “fight or flight” response has been damaged, causing unnecessary feelings of stress and/or fright despite not being in danger. PTSD can occur at any age for both men and women, although women are more likely to develop the condition. 

4 Reasons Why Walking Outside Benefits the Brain

Demanding schedules leave many people feeling trapped inside, not able to enjoy nature as regularly as one may desire. Additionally, a busy home life makes it difficult to get out of the house from time to time. However, the benefits of walking outside every day are proven to help keep the brain healthy. Even if all you have time for is a ten minute walk, it’s worth it! Read this list of four reasons why going on a walk outside in nature benefits the brain.

5 Issues Addressed by Neurofeedback to Improve Productivity

For students as well as working professionals, productivity is of high importance, as success absolutely depends upon completing tasks in a timely manner with efficiency. However, this is often where people struggle. There are many different ways a person can have issues with achieving good productivity levels, many of which are correctable using neurofeedback, a brain-based natural training method that teaches the brain to operate at its most efficient level using neuroplasticity, the brains ability to learn, adapt, and change operations based on exposure and reward. The best part is it is long lasting treatment. If you struggle with any of the following issues, neurofeedback is the right choice for you.

Lyme Disease and Mental Health

By Dr. Jolene Ross

Today, at the cutting edge of psychological treatment, there are two questions: “Why?” and “Can this be corrected?” Given that this week is Mental Health Week and Lyme Awareness Month, I would like to point out that there is often an intersection between mental health and Lyme disease. Among other things, Lyme disease is an infection of the central nervous system. Lyme can cause disruption in memory, attention, word finding, mood, learning, and behavior. It can also cause depression, anxiety, rage, psychosis, and even suicidal and self-injurious behaviors.
 

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