Fibromyalgia Questions Comments & Brain

Fibromyalgia Questions, Comments and the Brain

Fibromyalgia Questions, Comments and the Brain Many experts believe that fibromyalgia is less a disease than an abnormal body response to stress. Areas of the brain responding to stress react differently in fibromyalgia patients than in healthy people. There is decreased activity in the opiod receptors, which may be why there is often accompanying depression and poor…

Fibromyalgia Information Neurofeedback

Fibromyalgia Information (Part 1)

Fibromyalgia Information: Part 1 Fibromyalgia, a complex and often confusing disorder, does not immediately come to mind when thinking about electrostimulation of the brain. However, in our experience using Clarity Direct Neurofeedback, we have had unexpectedly positive results in at least half our patients. Fatigue lessened, “foggy” brains cleared up, depression and anxiety resolved, sleep…

NFL Concussion Neurofeedback

NFL Concussions: Debating Football’s Future

NFL Concussions Protocol The video below shows some of the conflicted views and emotions on the topic of football and concussions. The excitement, the sadness, the beauty of brutality, and the indignation of those who say the players know what they’re getting into. One emotion not mentioned is the universal fear of all the players,…

Substance Abuse Treatment

New Approach in Substance Abuse Treatment

New Approach in Substance Abuse Treatment: The Self-Medication Model There are many theories for addiction, and almost all of them involve “craving”. Much of the substance abuse treatment is based on trying to diminish or eliminate that craving. I think this approach takes us in the wrong direction in understanding substance abuse, and it leads…

Medications for Psychiatric Disorders

The Same Medications for Different Psychiatric Disorders. Why?

How Do Drugs From 1 Psychiatric Disorder Treat Symptoms of Another How is it that Lamotrigine, an antiepileptic, can help depression, a seemingly different disorder altogether? And why can Prozac, an antidepressant, help reduce anxiety? Or an antipsychotic for schizophrenia help depression? In other words, how is it that drugs for one type of major psychiatric disorder treat…

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…