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Obstructive sleep apnea may be one reason depression treatment doesn't work

Obstructive sleep apnea may be one reason depression treatment doesn't work

Posted on: 2019-08-06 Louise

"No one is talking about evaluating for obstructive sleep apnea as a potential cause of treatment-resistant depression, which occurs in about 50 percent of patients with major depressive disorder," says McCall, corresponding author of the study in The Journal of Psychiatric Research. Now he hopes they will.

The investigators found clinically relevant disease in 14 percent of 125 adult patients with major depressive disorder, insomnia and suicidal thoughts, even though the sleep-wrecking apnea was an exclusion criterion for the original study.


Read more : https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190723104041.htm

Traumatic brain injuries in under-19s caused by consumer products or sport

Traumatic brain injuries in under-19s caused by consumer products or sport

Posted on: 2019-08-06 Louise

Authors reviewed injury surveillance data from over four years, from (inclusive of) 2010 to 2013. They focused on children and adolescents in five age groups between 0 to 19 years and identified the products associated with their injuries. The investigation provides a comprehensive understanding of the contribution of consumer product-related traumatic brain injuries in children and adolescents.

Children and adolescents accounted for approximately one million non-fatal traumatic brain injury cases treated in emergency departments per year.

In infants under a year, a quarter were caused by falling from beds, while floors were the second leading cause at 14%.

The authors highlight bunk beds as especially risky. In children aged one to four years, 10% were caused by beds, 10% by stairs and 10% by floors.

As children became more mobile, the leading causes of head injuries moved outside the home.

  • At aged five to nine years, floors were still the leading cause (6%), but bicycle accidents came second at 5%.
  • In the final two age groups, 10-14 years and 15-19 years, American football was the leading cause of traumatic brain injury -- at 14% in the younger age group and 9% in the oldest. Basketball came second at 6% and 5% respectively.
  • Other activities that contributed to traumatic brain injuries in the final two age groups included bicycles (5% in 10 to 14-year-olds and 3% in 15 to 19-year-olds) and soccer (5% in 10 to 14-year-olds and 4% in 15 to 19-year-olds).


Read more : https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190729094545.htm

Brain region linked to altered social interactions in autism model

Brain region linked to altered social interactions in autism model

Posted on: 2019-08-06 Louise

A new study by neuroscientists at MIT and colleagues in China provides clues to the neural circuits underlying social deficits associated with ASD. The paper, published in Nature Neuroscience, found that structural and functional impairments in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) of SHANK3 mutant mice are linked to altered social interactions.


Read : https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190729094551.htm

Blue light at night increases the consumption of sweets in rats

Blue light at night increases the consumption of sweets in rats

Posted on: 2019-07-23 Louise



https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190709091120.htm

A Consumer’s Guide to Understanding QEEG Brain Mapping and Neurofeedback Training

A Consumer’s Guide to Understanding QEEG Brain Mapping and Neurofeedback Training

Posted on: 2019-07-23 Louise

A Consumers Guide to Understanding QEEG Brain Mapping and Neurofeedback Training is written for the consumers. If you are considering participating in neurofeedback or a parent of a child, a relative, a colleague, or a friend who is looking to participate in neurofeedback brain wave training, this booklet is designed to inform you about the process of being assessed for and participating in neurofeedback. This booklet covers the very basics of what the reader needs to know and understand regarding neurofeedback. What is neurofeedback? How is a person assessed for participating in neurofeedback? What are the benefits? What, if any, are the side effects? How does one know it is helping? Does it require lifestyle changes? How long do the benefits last? What happens if it does not help? And many more such questions and issues are addressed.


This manual by Dr Longo is a basic guide that clinicians can keep at their practice for clients to read about the basic concepts of QEEG and Neurofeedback.

Robert E. Longo, MRC, LPC, BCN

Serendipity Neurofeedback Services



Order this book online : https://www.amazon.com/dp/1532047312




Order this book online : https://www.amazon.com/dp/1532047312

Posture Feedback and your Health

Posture Feedback and your Health

Posted on: 2019-07-02 Louise

“Don’t slouch!” Improve health with posture feedback, that describes the use of a wearable posture feedback device.

https://peperperspective.com/2019/07/01/dont-slouch-improves-health-with-posture-feedback/

Biofeedback and Self Healing strategies by Dr Eric Peper

Biofeedback and Self Healing strategies by Dr Eric Peper

Posted on: 2019-05-29 Louise

Self-healing strategies that participants have used to reduce or eliminate acid reflux acid reflux, anxiety, dyspareunia, eczema, epilepsy, headache, IBS, irritability, hot flashes, neck tension, psoriasis, smoking, test anxiety, and vulvodyniaself-healing strategies that participants have used to reduce or eliminate acid reflux acid reflux, anxiety, dyspareunia, eczema, epilepsy, headache, IBS, irritability, hot flashes, neck tension, psoriasis, smoking, test anxiety, and vulvodynia


Link to his articles

https://peperperspective.com/2019/05/27/do-self-healing-first/

Neck Stiffness and Pain - how to relieve and prevent it - Dr Eric Peper

Neck Stiffness and Pain - how to relieve and prevent it - Dr Eric Peper

Posted on: 2019-05-27 Louise

Relieve and prevent neck stiffness and pain

Posted: May 21, 2019 | Author: erikpeper | Filed under: behaviorExercise/movementhealthNeck and shoulder discomfortPain/discomfortposture, muscle tensionneck painneck stiffnessvision 


Click on link below to reach Dr Peper's blog :


https://peperperspective.com/2019/05/21/relieve-and-prevent-neck-stiffness-and-pain/

Effect of EEG Reference Choice on Outcomes

Effect of EEG Reference Choice on Outcomes

Posted on: 2019-03-19 Louise

Read this article on the Sapienlab website (see link below)


In EEG, voltages recorded at each electrode are computed with reference to another electrode. The choice of this electrode reference impacts a number of EEG measures.

Choice of the reference electrode location is one the most critical issues in EEG recording. It impacts not only the amplitude of the recorded potential but also its temporal structure. For example, consider the visual evoked potential (VEP) recorded from the occipital electrode O2 against electrodes placed in the mid-line (a), frontal (b) and temporal areas (c) [1].



https://sapienlabs.co/effect-of-eeg-reference-choice-on-outcomes

Exercise improves your health, mood and cognitive functions

Exercise improves your health, mood and cognitive functions

Posted on: 2019-05-26

You may enjoy my latest two blogs which focus on the importance of movement and exercise. The blog, Exercise improves your health, mood and cognitive functions, includes short videos that discuss how that the nervous system evolved to coordinate movement. 

https://peperperspective.com/2017/07/22/exercise-improve-your-health-mood-and-cognitive-function/