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NAD+: New natural treatment for epilepsy?

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Epilepsy treatment: New natural possibility The  mechanisms of  seizures in epilepsy are poorly understood, and no effective therapy exists for suppressing epilepsy. A study published in 2017 by Liu & colleagues, examined the ability of a natural supplement called NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) to reduce the incidence of epilepsy. NAD+ is the natural chemical found…

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Adult ADHD and Neurofeedback Therapy

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Adult ADHD & scientific evidence for Neurofeedback Therapy Neurofeedback for ADHD Treatment in Adults   Research into the effects of neurofeedback on ADHD are overwhelmingly based on child populations. Several reasons for this exist, such as the high developmental neuroplasticity (this refers to the ability of the brain to change its functioning) present in childhood…

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Social media and addiction in young adults

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Social media addiction in young adults In a study at Bond University (published December 2018) they looked at the relationship between social media addiction and substance abuse by looking at underlying personality traits associated with both. As we know various forms of excessive and compulsive behaviours like disordered social media use are becoming increasingly regarding…

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2018 Review on neurofeedback in ADHD

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2018 Review on neurofeedback in ADHD Dr Shelley Hyman Just published in February, 2018 in the scientific journal European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: An international group of researchers conducted a meta-analysis that systematically looked at all available studies and found that after an intensive course of neurofeedback, the clinical benefit of neurofeedback on ADHD symptoms was maintained…

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Neurofeedback & brain injuries: promising research to improve cognition

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Neurofeedback & brain injuries: promising research to improve cognition Dr Shelley Hyman Neurofeedback is a well-established treatment with high levels of efficacy for treating attention deficits in developmental disorders such as ADHD. Neurofeedback has also shown to be beneficial in treating mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and perceived stress. In the past 25 years,…

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Lastest Research in Neurofeedback and PTSD

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Lastest Research in Neurofeedback and PTSD Dr Shelley Hyman Post-traumatic stress disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that is characterised by experiencing various reactions of stress following exposure to a traumatic event, like a death or serious injury. Patients with PTSD often experience symptoms like hyperarousal, emotional numbing (difficulties experiencing positive emotions), vivid memory…

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Is social media making your teenager unhappy?

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Is social media making your teenager unhappy? Dr Shelley Hyman There is a generation of teenagers who have never known life without the internet, – they are being dubbed “iGen”. Adolescence looks very different now for young people born between 1995 and 2012, then it did for generations before. Teens are spending more time talking…

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5 Most Common Myths about Autism Debunked

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5 Most Common Myths about Autism Debunked Dr Shelley Hyman As awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder continues to increase globally, so do the general populations preconceptions on what Autism is, what it looks like and what causes it. Unfortunately, this can lead to the spread of misinformation about the condition, which results in not only…

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The effects of gluten in children with ASD

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The effects of gluten in children with ASD Dr Shelley Hyman The gluten-free, casein-free (GFCF) diet is an alternative intervention that has been extensively used with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The GFCF diet involves the elimination of all foods containing gluten or casein (proteins found in wheat or barley products and dairy products,…

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