Running Reduces PTSD Symptoms

People who ran prior to therapy reported fewer symptoms compared to those who underwent therapy alone. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, is published in the April-June issue of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Runner’s World included the unpublished results from this research in a March 2014 feature on the soldiers and researchers using running to combat… Continue reading Running Reduces PTSD Symptoms

Meditation and Yoga Can Reduce Symptoms of PTSD

Different meditation and mind-body practices may be equally effective. This post is offered as a concise review of the evidence for meditation and mind-body practices in PTSD. Future posts will review the evidence for select natural supplements, biofeedback, eye movement desensitization and reprogramming (EMDR), virtual reality graded exposure therapy (VRGET), and ‘energetic’ therapies. Limitations of conventional treatments of PTSD invite non-pharma… Continue reading Meditation and Yoga Can Reduce Symptoms of PTSD

Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for PTSD in the Military

A review of promising emerging evidence The personal, social and economic burden of human suffering, treatment costs, disability compensation, and productivity losses related to PTSD are major issues facing American society broadly. After decades of research there is still no consensus on the causes, nature or treatment of the psychological and psychosomatic consequences of trauma. Many therapies used… Continue reading Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for PTSD in the Military

Natural Remedies for Treating Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder involves extreme shifts in mood, energy, and levels of activity. Medications can help people manage symptoms, but these can have adverse effects. A number of natural remedies may also help. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) estimate that around 2.6 percent of people in the United States have bipolar disorder, and nearly 83 percent of… Continue reading Natural Remedies for Treating Bipolar Disorder

Everyday Tips for Living with Bipolar Disorder

There’s a lot you can do to help manage your bipolar disorder. Along with seeing your doctor and therapist and taking your medicines, simple daily habits can make a difference. Start with these strategies. Set a schedule. Many people with bipolar disorder find if they stick to a daily schedule, it helps them control their mood. Pay attention to… Continue reading Everyday Tips for Living with Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Typically, treatment for Bipolar Disorder involves a combination of psychotherapy and medication. Bipolar disorder is a type of mood disorder that affects all areas of life, including your mood, energy level, attention, and behaviors. While there is no cure for the disorder, the symptoms are very treatable. The sooner you seek treatment after developing the disorder,… Continue reading Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Schizophrenia Treatment and Self-Help

Schizophrenia recovery is possible. These treatment and self-help tips can help you to manage symptoms, live and work independently, build satisfying relationships, and enjoy a rewarding life. Schizophrenia: New hope for recovery Getting a diagnosis of schizophrenia can be devastating. You may be struggling to think clearly, manage your emotions, relate to other people, or… Continue reading Schizophrenia Treatment and Self-Help

Study Shows Efficacy of Mindfulness Meditation in Treating Adults with ADHD

Mindfulness meditation is effective in treating adults with attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published in the Journal of Attention Disorders. ADHD has an incidence of 4% in the adult population, and is often characterized by the inattention and hyper-activity-impulsivity displayed by patients. Adults with ADHD can also experience executive functioning deficits and emotion… Continue reading Study Shows Efficacy of Mindfulness Meditation in Treating Adults with ADHD

How Exercise Works Like a Drug for ADHD

Physical activity has short-term but powerful benefits for adults and kids with ADHD. It’s no surprise that exercise boasts many health benefits — but it may also help ease or even treat both child and adult ADHD symptoms. “Exercise can definitely help clear my head,” said Kerri Golding, an Atlanta resident who has personal experience living… Continue reading How Exercise Works Like a Drug for ADHD

Exercise and ADHD: The Neuroscience of Movement

Research shows that physical activity sparks real, positive changes in the brain that increase attention and improve mood. What’s more, exercise is an inexpensive, self-prescribed, and accessible supplemental treatment option for adults and children with ADHD. “Think of exercise as medication,” says John Ratey, M.D., an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. “For… Continue reading Exercise and ADHD: The Neuroscience of Movement