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Changing the ADHD Brain: Moving Beyond Medication – New York, NY

By | 2017-01-04T20:23:38+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Tags: , , |

Many persons diagnosed with ADHD prefer not to take medication. There are various reasons for this including side effects and concerns with long-term use. In this seminar, you will learn more about these reasons, as well as alternative interventions for ADHD.

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CTE Linked to Another Athlete’s Suicide

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:40+00:00 October 15th, 2016|Categories: Brain, CTE, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , |

Yet another case of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) linked to an athlete's suicide. CTE leaves a buildup of tau proteins in the brain, and can cause depression, mood swings, flattened affect, and memory loss. It is caused by head trauma, especially repeated head trauma. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Diagnosed in Action Sports Star Dave Mirra

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ADHD: Brain Structure Differences Found

By | 2017-01-10T08:41:40+00:00 April 26th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Brain, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

Did you know that the ADHD brain may have a thinner cerebral cortex than the non-ADHD brain? The cerebral cortex is the thin tissue that covers the cerebrum. It's the cerebrum's outer layer. It's sometimes called the "gray matter" of the brain. In an American Journal of Psychiatry editorial, Rachel G. Klein Ph.D. reviews studies regarding [...]

Antidepressants: Boost brain cells after injury?

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:48+00:00 April 25th, 2011|Categories: Brain, Depression/Anxiety, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-04-22) -- When neurosurgeons noticed that patients with brain injuries who had been prescribed antidepressants were doing better in unexpected ways than their counterparts who were not taking such medications, scientists took a closer look. Early results in mice indicate that anti-depressants may help spur the creation and survival of new brain cells after brain [...]

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MRI shows meditation changes brain’s decision-making process

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:45+00:00 April 20th, 2011|Categories: Brain, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-04-20) -- Neuroimaging research shows that Buddhist meditators use different areas of the brain than other people when confronted with unfair choices, enabling them to make decisions rationally rather than emotionally. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110420112328.htm The Sarkis Summary: The brain's anterior insula, is usually activated when a person experiences the emotions of rejection and mistrust. In this study, [...]

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Social anxiety disorder respond to therapy? Brain study says yes

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:49+00:00 March 21st, 2011|Categories: Brain, Depression/Anxiety, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-02-14) -- When psychotherapy is helping someone get better, what does that change look like in the brain? This was the question a team of psychological scientists set out to investigate in patients suffering from social anxiety disorder. "The study recruited 25 adults with social anxiety disorder from a Hamilton, Ontario clinic. The patients participated [...]

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Using EEGs to diagnose autism spectrum disorders in infants

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:49+00:00 February 23rd, 2011|Categories: Autism, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-02-22) -- A computational physicist and a cognitive neuroscientist have come up with the beginnings of a noninvasive test to evaluate an infant's autism risk. It combines the standard electroencephalogram (EEG), which records electrical activity in the brain, with machine-learning algorithms. In a pilot study, their system had 80 percent accuracy in distinguishing between 9-month-old [...]

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Sideline test accurately detects athletes’ concussions in minutes, study shows

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:50+00:00 February 4th, 2011|Categories: Brain, Research, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-02-03) -- A simple test performed at the sideline of sporting events can accurately detect concussions in athletes, according to a new study. Current sideline tests can leave a wide amount a brain function untested following concussion. Researchers showed that this simple test was superior to current methods and accurately and reliably identified athletes with [...]

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