- Visualizing Through Neurofeedback May be Key Self Healing
- July 14, 2015
Neurofeedback is an innovative way for patients to actually visualize brain activity that they cannot sense otherwise. Here is how it works: electrodes are placed on the scalp that detect brain wave activity, and transmit it to the computer. The computer then converts these signals to a "message" the viewer can understand. Some describe the computer as a "mirror" allowing humans to see their brain activity. Instant feedback means instant correction for an issue that the person may or may not even know they were having. This does not mean that the cure is instant, but it means that the patient can see on screen a correlation between their thoughts/pain/actions and brain activity in order to begin to practice better control.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adults
- July 13, 2015
Today, mental health maintenance is just another part of being an adult in America. From pills and brain scans to group meetings and private therapy sessions, there are many ways to deal with painful memories, uncontrollable emotions, and self-destructive habits that interfere with daily life. However, as the pharmaceutical industry continues to research and patent new chemical solutions, many local psychiatrists and psychologists prefer to depend on much older treatment methods.
- 5 Natural Ways to Treat ADHD
- July 12, 2015
ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a common mental and behavioral imbalance that can affect both children and adults. While the symptoms may differ slightly for each sufferer, persons with ADHD tend to continually exhibit hyperactive behavior, short attention span, mood swings and bouts of forgetfulness. Low self-esteem, anxiety, frustration and disorganization are also symptoms of the disorder. Although there is no one cause of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, researchers have linked it to a chemical imbalance in the brain, poor nutrition, and hereditary.
- Tools for Understanding Anxiety in ADHD
- July 11, 2015
ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is one of the most common mental health conditions reported in the United States. In terms of how many Americans are afflicted with the condition, it comes in second only to one other major mental health hazard: anxiety. Unfortunately for many people with ADHD, mental health issues aren’t mutually exclusive, and this means that anxiety can still strike in individuals who are already coping with the symptoms of ADHD.
- Parents Can Ease Worry Over Their Child's Behavioral Issues With the Right Support
Parents often become frightened for their child and worried for their future if they note sudden and extreme behavioral changes in the child. Often, they find out about these changes from their teacher, especially if the child undergoes a drastic change in energy expenditure, ability to focus and not listening to instructions. Perhaps the parents noticed something at home, but in the modern world where people's lives feel so chaotic, it makes sense for those closest to the child, emotionally, to miss such signs of any problem and mistake the abundance of energy as a positive thing. However, energy from ADD is usually frenetic and something a child can find no way to harness. Parents often need help from a professional such as a facility that specializes in ADD in the Bay Area.
- Neurofeedback: Can it Be Effective in Treating ADHD?
These days, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a rather common diagnosis, especially among young children who were thought to have behavioral problems. In reality, people with ADHD physically and mentally have a difficult time focusing their attention on things for certain periods of time. There are many treatment options available for those with ADHD, including medications. However, an increasingly popular form of treatment comes in the form of neurofeedback exercises available in the Bay Area and in other locations around the United States.
- 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Managing ADHD
Being diagnosed with ADHD, or having a child who has been diagnosed with it, can be a rather upsetting experience. At the same time, however, there are plenty of viable treatment and management options available, including many natural ADHD treatment options in the Bay Area. Still, for those who are new to managing their ADHD (or that of a child's), there are some common "beginner" mistakes that must be avoided.
- What Conditions Can Neurofeedback Help?
You might have noticed some recent changes in your child and are wondering what you can do to get a definitive answer about what is happening to them and what you can do to find a solution. If visits to physicians and psychologists haven't provided an answer, you might let us try to help at Mind Builders.
- Do Your Child a Favor and Get a Second Opinion on an ADHD Diagnosis
As a parent, you might have grown increasingly concerned over your son or daughter's recent behavior that exhibits seemingly typical symptoms of ADHD. You probably also know that ADHD is often incorrectly diagnosed, to the point that some medical professionals the diagnosis is often inaccurate, if not completely inaccurate. With a misdiagnosis often comes treatments that are unnecessary and sometimes even potentially harmful to the child.