Tag Archives: Focal Points

The Versatility of Heart Rate Variability:  A Look at the Mother/Baby Relationship

In recent years, the postpartum relationship between mothers and babies has been gaining attention.  During these earliest formative years, the connection between these two can have a huge influence on the mental health of the child later in life.  But studying the psychological health of infants has been challenging, to say the least.  So, researchers

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Could Neurofeedback Help if Your Child Suffers from a Mental Health Condition?

Mental illness in children When your child is suffering from a mental illness, he deserves the most accurate diagnosis and the most effective treatment possible. Childhood ADHD depression, and anxiety are often treated with prescription medications, but non-pharmacological approaches can be equally or more effective. Neurofeedback as mental illness treatment One effective non-pharmacological, non-invasive treatment

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Mental Conditions That Can Improve with Biofeedback

What exactly is biofeedback, and how can it help? Biofeedback is an effective non-pharmacological approach to treating mental conditions, including ADHD. It is practiced by child psychologists and other licensed professionals. During biofeedback sessions, clients look at a screen that tracks their involuntary bodily functions. Through access to their own heart rate and breathing rate

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Cognitive Training Lasts, Says Clinical Trial

Clinical trial shows long-term effects of cognitive training A randomized clinical trial supported by the National Institutes of Health found that the results of cognitive training can last 10 years after the program is completed. That’s great news for people suffering from cognitive dysfunctions and other mental and physical conditions. According to Jonathan W. King,

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What Is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia definition Dyslexia is a common learning disorder that affects how the brain processes and interprets words, letters, and other symbols. Dyslexia affects a person’s ability to read, and can also affect their ability to spell, write, and sometimes even speak. While dyslexia is a lifelong learning disability, it has nothing to do with intelligence.

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What Are Learning Disorders?

The effects of learning disorders Learning disorders – also known as learning disabilities – affect how the brain receives, processes, stores, and responds to information. Learning disabilities can be lifelong, so – if you believe your child is showing symptoms of a learning disorder – the sooner your child can be diagnosed and begin the

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How Does Stress Affect Heart Rate Variability?

Are you stressed? Stress is a problem in today’s world. With the pressure to perform well and to complete an ever-increasing to-do list, it’s not out of the ordinary for a person to consider himself “stressed” on a daily basis. While stress has a psychological origin, it can also directly affect physiological aspects of the

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How Does Neurofeedback Treat ADHD?

What is ADHD? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurological disorder characterized by poor impulse control, inattention, and hyperactivity. Like many other learning disabilities, ADHD limits a child’s ability to focus. This can cause difficulty for the child, both in and out of the classroom. While there is no “cure” for ADHD, neurofeedback can

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AAP Recommends Biofeedback as Level One Treatment for ADHD

Becoming a Level One Treatment The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) – a renowned association comprising more than 60,000 pediatric medical professionals – recently elevated biofeedback to a level one treatment, “Best Support” intervention for ADHD. This represents a paradigm shift in the medical industry and validates what we have said again and again: biofeedback

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How Can a Traumatic Brain Injury Affect Your Life?

What causes traumatic brain injuries? As we discussed in a previous blog post, What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur from either a penetrating head injury (from objects such as bullets or shrapnel piercing the brain) or a closed head injury (from a “bump, blow, or jolt” to the head in

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