Posts Tagged ‘depression’

Combatting Seasonal Affective Disorder

Do the colder temperatures and shorter days leave you feeling less than 100%? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes with the changing of the seasons and affects an estimated five percent of the U.S. population each year.  Sometimes referred to as the “winter blues”, this type of depression…

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A Functional Approach to Movement Disorders

Nearly everyone has experienced a twitch in their eyelid or muscle spasm in an extremity at some time or another. Most of these movements are completely normal and are often due to overuse of muscles, fatigue or dehydration. But for some, involuntary muscle spasms or other movements indicate a deeper problem. In fact, medically classified…

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Chronic Pain Begins with the Brain

For many people who suffer from chronic back pain, traditional treatments leave them unsatisfied and even worse, still in pain. Physical therapy, injections, drugs and even surgeries offer temporary relief at best, and often more pain and debilitation. However, as more and more patients are searching for effective treatments for chronic pain, and more is…

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Concussions and the Elderly

While athletes account for a great number of concussions sustained in the U.S. each year, they are certainly not the only concussion patients. People over the age of 75 have the highest rate of concussions, often occurring from a fall. As slips and falls become more common with age, and older adults recover slower than…

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Concussions and Athletics… What You Need to Know

As more and more students and athletes are actively playing a variety of contact sports, the rate of concussions has steadily increased in recent years. Whether a high-school or collegiate athlete, a professional or semi-professional athlete or a weekend warrior, the concerns around sustaining and effectively treating concussions are very real. In the U.S. today,…

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The Power of Brain Plasticity

What if you could positively affect your brain in just 30 days? If asked, nearly everyone would like to improve brain function, memory and process information faster. Changing the brain for the better is easier than one might think. The secret to improving brain function lies in brain plasticity, also known as neuroplasticity, which refers…

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How Depression Changes The Brain

Depression, or major depressive disorder, is a common but serious mental illness that affects 350 million people across the world of every age and socio-economic status, adversely impacting the way a person feels and functions. Depression symptoms range from mild to severe and can vary greatly in each individual. Some signs of depression include: Feelings…

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Better Options for the Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathy

Millions of Americans suffer from the pain associate with peripheral neuropathy and unfortunately, many have been told that the only way to deal with the pain is through drug therapies that simply mask the pain rather than addressing the underlying issues that are the source of the pain. We believe that there is a better…

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When A Dizzy Spell Signals Something More Serious

Everyone experiences a dizzy spell now and then but sometimes that bout of dizziness is actually an indicator of a more serious problem such as balance disorder. There are a variety of balance disorders and they are quite common. In fact, nearly 90 million people — and more than one in twenty children — in…

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Alternative Treatment Options Amid Rising Drug Costs

The costs associated with neurological diseases are staggering. In fact, some sources put the annual cost for Americans suffering from nine of the most common neurological diseases at around $789 billion.  Pharmaceuticals represent a significant portion of that amount. And those numbers are on the increase as our population ages. The costs related to dementia…

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