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

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…

Treatment for Depression

Important New Treatment For Depression

Will We See Ketamine Related Antidepressants In The Near Future? There has always been dissatisfaction among doctors and patients with anti-depressants. They often take 4-6 weeks to work, have significant side effects, and when they are helpful, relief it is often partial. A significant percentage of depressed patients find that anti-depressants provide no relief at…

Stress Related Health Problems

Stress Related Health Problems

Even Mild Anxiety Could Shorten Your Life The importance of coping with stress is not just a quality of life issue. It’s also a quantity of life issue. We all know chronic stress isn’t good for our health. Even though stress is common, this shouldn’t be something that someone has to deal with daily. Saying…

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…

Ritalin Gone Wrong

Ritalin Gone Wrong

Ritalin & Other Attention-Improving Drugs Ritalin and other attention-improving drugs can work in the short term, for approximately the first 4-8 weeks. But studies show that over longer periods of time neither how well students do in school or how well they behave is any different from those who did not take medication. Not a single…