Direct and Lens Neurofeedback Specialist and the President of the Dubin Clinic in Los Angeles, CA.

Depression and Dementia

Depression and Dementia

Is There a Relationship between Depression and Dementia? A study by neuropsychiatric researchers at Rush University looked at and dementia and depression. The study is in the July 30, 2014, online issue of Neurology ®, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Up until now studies have shown that people with depression are more…

Exercise Improves Memory

Regular Exercise Improves Memory

Physical Exercise Improves Memory Two recent experiments, one involving people and the other mice, suggest that regular exercise improves memory. However, different types of exercise affect the brain differently and there are other things that can be done to help your memory. For example, if you don’t want to do exercise then something you could…

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Helps Stroke Patients

TMS Helps Stroke Patients Improve Language Function A new study done at the Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimulation at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School shows that Trans Cranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) can improve language function in stroke patients with chronic speech-language problems. A stroke (or CVA, as they are referred to in medicine— a cerebral vascular accident)…

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…

PTSD Painful Memories

PTSD and Painful Memories

Part I: Memory Formation and Drug Research on PTSD An article entitled Erasing Painful Memories in the May 2012 issue of Scientific American reviews some of the current research on the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Memory is no longer seen as a passive process of recording impressions. Rather, it is ongoing activity at the cellular…