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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.

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.
 

5 Reasons Why Neurofeedback is Great for Children

As a parent, all you want is to see your child succeed in their life. If your child suffers from a brain-based issue or disorder, daily functioning becomes more difficult which can burden families. Brain-based issues can include everything from anxiety and depression to learning disabilities to behavioral issues. Parents often struggle to find the right course of treatment to ensure that their child can grow up to be a well-adjusted adult and experience academic, career, and personal success. Success in the formative years of their youth is crucial. If your child is struggling to succeed, neurofeedback may be the treatment of choice, and here’s why. 

Three Ways Neurofeedback Can Help Children Succeed in School

Every parent wants to see their child succeeding in school. In order for a child to be set up for academic success in the future, positive skills and habits must be built from a young age, which relies heavily upon optimal functioning of the brain. Neurofeedback is perfect for young children as it is an easy and effective method of training the brain to function optimally without the use of medications. Training a child’s brain to function at its very best from a young age will help set them up for long term success. The three main areas of brain function that are positively impacted by neurofeedback include the following: 

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