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Anxiety: Can Neurofeedback Make a Difference?

Anxiety Anxiety, can perhaps be connoted as an emotion that everyone feels and that which is healthy to express. However, when it becomes excessive and disproportionate, maybe even irrational, it can stem from an underlying mental health disorder. These disorders can also seriously affect day-to-day living and cause physical symptoms. Up to 40 million people […]

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Potential for Antihypertensive Drug in Dementia Treatment

Maintaining healthy brain function requires careful control of blood flow to the brain through small blood vessels, so as to support the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to regions that need it more due to being more active. Small vessel diseases (SVDs) of the brain are among the commonest causes of memory loss, involved in […]

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Recovering cognitive function after a concussion

Mild traumatic brain injuries, commonly referred to as concussions, are serious but frequently overlooked injuries caused by blunt force trauma to the head. Although most individuals are typically able to recover from concussions, those who do experience post-concussive symptoms can suffer drastic declines in their physical, mental, and cognitive health. This is especially problematic for […]

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Fibromyalgia: The Neuroscience behind Pain

What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia (FM) is defined as a chronic overlapping pain condition (COPC) in which a person experiences numerous symptoms, such as widespread musculoskeletal, joint and peripheral pain, that can cause significant functional impairment. Falling under the umbrella of central sensitivity syndromes, FM leads to permeant activation of, not only the alarm system, but […]

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Exercise and Depression

Depression affects more than 264 million individuals globally. Research has shown that altered synaptic neuroplasticity plays a major role in the severity of depression, where those with a significant reduction in their synaptic plasticity have an increased symptomatic severity of depression. Physical activity, however, acts as a protective factor against depression – in fact, those […]

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