Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Treatment & Causes of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Causes of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder People with obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, have recurrent thoughts and behaviors that can be crippling.  What follows is a discussion of the biology of the disorder and several aspects of treatment. Obsessive compulsive disorder is not a single disorder; rather, it’s of a cluster of conditions. In OCD, sufferers might obsess…

Non Drug Approaches to Treating PTSD

Non-drug Approaches To Treating PTSD

Part II—PTSD And Painful Memories There are many approaches to the treatment of the anxiety, fear, depression and other symptoms of PTSD that do not involve medication. The most common non-pharmacological treatment is trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).  Cognitive restructuring helps people make sense of the bad memories. Sometimes people remember the event differently than how it happened. They may feel…

Childhood ADHD or Lack of Sleep

Childhood ADHD or Just Lack of Sleep?

Potential Misdiagnosis of Childhood ADHD The symptoms of sleep deprivation in children resemble those of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). These include being wired, moody and uncooperative, unable to pay attention or sit still, and to have poor social skills. The truth is that many children are given a diagnosis of ADHD when in fact the real problem may…

Signs of Autism

Early Signs of Autism

Looking out for Early Signs of Autism Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex group of developmental disabilities. These disabilities cause young children significant and sometimes severe problems with interacting socially, particularly their ability to communicate. It’s thought that the sooner a child who has ASD is identified the sooner treatment and training and other resources…

LENS Neurofeedback & The Hyper-Connected Brain

Lens Neurofeedback and the Hyper-Connected Brain

Depression, Lens Neurofeedback and the Hyper-Connected Brain A new study coming out of UCLA looked at brain rhythm activity in 121 adults with depression. The findings showed that their brains consistently demonstrated hyper-connectivity and deceased flexibility. In another study, Chinese scientists looked at post mortem brain tissue and in specific areas of the brain they saw excess…

Football Head Injuries

What about All Those Football Head Injuries?

The NFL & Football Head Injuries After all the celebrating and champagne toasts, after all the confetti has been swept from the floor, many players are still left with trauma to their brains from all those “hits” on the field, even those that don’t lead to an actual concussion. This can result in significant damage…