Vertigo & Neurofeedback:  An Innovative Solution to a Chronic Condition

We’ve all had the experience of vertigo at some point in our lives.  As a child when you spun around too many times that even when you stopped, it felt like the world was still moving.  Or, when at the top of a tall building, you look down and suddenly feel dizzy.  Even the sensation

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Dealing with Psychosomatic Disorders

Too often, people tend to consider mental health and physical wellbeing separate matters.  Yet, there’s a wide variety of psychosomatic disorders that are essentially illnesses triggered by or related to mental factors, like stress, anxiety, fear, or a similar internal conflict.  Often people will refer to such problems as being “all in your head,” but

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Striking a Balance:  Keeping Kids Busy Without Overscheduling

Today the overabundance of extracurricular activities presents a dilemma for parents and children alike.  Committing to a wide variety of pursuits can help cultivate diverse interests, while adding to college applications.  Signing up for too many, though, can also overextend your family’s schedule and tax the mental health of your child(ren).  Ideally, you and your

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Understanding Heart Rate Variability and How to Use It

New Year resolutions are time-tested tradition dating back to the ancient Babylonians.  Some of us work toward financial security, while others crave a better love life, or a different career path.  If one of your goals for 2018 is better health, then you need to acquaint yourself with the term “heart rate variability.” What is

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The Grit Conversation

Parenting culture today is completely different from what it was 40, 50, and even 10 years ago.  The urge to provide for your children and prepare them to be as successful as they possibly can is a natural one, to be sure.  Trying to do this without being overbearing or overloading your child is a

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Long-Term Effects of Ritalin Use

Since the 1980s, recognition and treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has grown increased significantly.  Many of those diagnosed with ADHD have been treated with a central nervous center stimulant. Generically, methylphenidate HCl (better known as Ritalin) has become widely accepted in American psychiatry, for the treatment of this prevalent disorder.  Though many studies have

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Postpartum Depression

Becoming a mother is pivotal moment in any woman’s life—one filled with overwhelming sensations, for better and for worse.  Many people assume that because women are physiologically adapted to give birth that they have an innate maternal instinct to guide them through the trials of motherhood.  However, the reality is that motherhood is neither as

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Headaches are the most common form of illness according to the World Health Organization. They routinely come and go, often proving to be a temporary inconvenience. However, for sufferers of chronic headaches and/or migraines, this ailment can be a debilitating occurrence lasting for hours, and in rare cases, even years. In order to better understand

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Until 1980, the prevalent mental illness we now know as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) didn’t exist within the confines of psychology.  At that point, it was finally added to the DSM, describing the symptoms that enabled millions of people to receive the diagnosis and treatment they so desperately needed.  Though our understanding over the last

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ADHD and Sleep Disorders

Did you know that out of the nearly 20 percent of the population currently experiencing mental illness in some form or another, nearly 45 percent of them have more than one?  The medical term for this statistical oddity is comorbidity, and it can refer to having more than one of any chronic ailment—not just mental

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"My daughter used to come home with at least two Ds on her report card. Now, she is getting all As and Bs, and she's even on the honor roll this semester."

Jane D., Clarksville

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