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Abused Kids Have Long Term Resistant Depression

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Physical, emotional, and sexual abuse occur in 10-25% of kids and often leads to PTSD that is long term and resistant to treatment. Balancing neurotransmitters is treating symptoms not the cause. The best treatment addresses the underlying cause and often involves both psychotherapy and somatic psychotherapy.                

Assessing Hospital Quality of Care

submitted by: admin on 09/18/2013
Avoidable readmissions to hospitalization is only one way of measuring quality of hospital care. While they often relate to physician judgment or lack of it, there are many other factors such as patient education about medicines and why they are necessary, administration of medications, social factors for supportive care, and financial matters.        

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder vs Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2016
New research shows that children's risk for learning and behavior problems and obesity rises in correlation to their level of trauma exposure. These findings should encourage physicians to consider diagnosing PTSD rather than ADD/ADHD, which can have similar symptoms to PTSD, but the treatment is very different. A Stanford University study examined kids...

Bodymind Communication with Sandy Blakeslee

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
We carry our traumatic experiences in our muscles and nervous system long after the trauma. This can lead to PTSD. Bodyworkers can help release the held trauma so the PTSD leaves.        

Can Light Therapy Help the Brain

submitted by: admin on 06/03/2015
According to a press release published in Eurekalert in April of 2015, researchers from the Boston VA hospital are studying the effects of infrared and red light on veterans with Gulf War Syndrome. They documented with MRI studies that LED therapy increased blood flow and ATP production in the mitochondria of brain cells. Previous studies published in the June...

Cyber Bullying

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Cyber bullying is different from regular bullying and they have more profound effects on the victim too. The real issue is to explore the reasons for why kids bully. Bullying is a reflection of deeper issues. Perhaps school psychologists can help.

Depression

submitted by: admin on 02/16/2015
There is an epidemic of anxiety and depression. Today's world is filled with emotional challenge. How many families do you know that aren't dysfunctional? And who do you know that has not spent time with a counselor, psychologist, or psychiatrist at some time in their life? In some circles it is almost a status symbol to be in psychotherapy! And, it is...

Drugless Management of Fibromyalgia

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
  Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki review fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and multiple chemical sensitivities and document the abnormal biochemistry associated with them. There are also a high incidence of PTSD in these people that make it difficult to deal with. Lab testing and management of these complex illnesses is reviewed.      

Energy Psychology with Michael Mayer, PhD

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Self healing methods for health problems by combining tai chi with psychology is described. Incorporating bodywork and acupressure with psychotherapy is synergistic. Examples of how this is used are described.          

Insomnia

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Sleep is one of the most important lifestyle factors. Prolonged insomnia leads to inflammation and a whole host of illnesses that include hypertension, type 2 diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, overweight, and suppressed immunity. There are hormonal imbalances as well, that include insulin, leptin, ghrelin, adrenal hormones and neurotransmitters that cause profound...

Introduction to Somatic Therapy with Nirinjan Yee

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Somatic means embodiment of who we are physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. We have natural healing mechanisms that keep us in a healthy balance. Where the life is in each person is very valuable information needed to begin the healing process. When we stop fighting there is a relaxation and silence and not knowing that allows what we don't...

Is the Gulf War Illness Real?

submitted by: admin on 04/11/2014
Is the Gulf War Illness real? You bet it is! Why has it taken 20+ years to figure this out? Why has the VA hospital system failed to recognize that this illness is real and start helping our young soldiers who have suffered serious disabilities from the Gulf War in Kuwait? Is this all about money?  According to a study at the UC San Diego School of Medicine...

Long Term Manifestations of Domestic Violence

submitted by: admin on 11/25/2013
An excellent article in the November 2013 issue of More Magazine reported that 25% of all women are victims of domestic violence. Two million women are injured annually by domestic violence, 25% require medical care, and 1300 die! Sixty percent of those going to emergency rooms are strangled and one in three lost consciousness.  MDs and dentists...

MDs admit being unqualified to deal with obesity

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
  An article In the December 2012 issue of the British Medical Journal reports that 56% of MDs felt they could not help obese people lose weight. They felt that measuring the body mass index (BMI) and putting people on low calorie diets would be a major step forward. For the time being they felt that dieticians and nutritionists would be better at helping...

Obesity Genes Influence Food Choices

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
An article published in the May of 2012 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that people with variation in certain obesity genes tend to eat more meals and snacks, consume more calories, and often choose high fat, sugary foods. It may be possible to minimize this genetic risk by changing one's eating patterns through conscious eating.              

Obesity: The Many Causes

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
There are many causes for obesity and there's now an epidemic. The causes include hormone imbalances, emotional issues, lack of exercise, stress, insomnia, supersizing foods and microbe imbalances in the GI tract.          

Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and Cortisol Levels

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
PTSD often leads to prolonged cortisol levels that eventually can lead to adrenal failure and low cortisol levels. Severe physical and emotional traumas lead to serious psychological problems such as flashbacks, panic attacks, insomnia, phobias, etc. At times these symptoms can be subclinical.

Preview: Stress Anxiety and PTSD

submitted by: admin on 07/28/2017
Stress in the short term boosts our ability to cope with stress, but when it becomes longterm it creates major problems with our health. When we're stressed and don't have the tools to deal with it, we repress the situation but it remains in our bag of problems. This can lead to PTSD. It is possible to identify and re-address these problems at a time later in...

PTSD Treatment for Veterans

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
PTSD in the military is severely underappreciated and undertreated by the government. Many of our homeless are our vets who have untreated PTSD. PTSD is also very common in the US. By using a combination of psychotherapy with other modalities of treatment can be very effective.

PTSD with Michael Mayer, PhD

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
PTSD is far more common than we realize. It is characterized by thought intrusions, panic attacks, insomnia, and many physical signs of agitation. These symptoms can go on for decades. Energy psychology methods are new but effective.