Myth #1: “Stress is all bad and it’s ruining my life.” From an evolutionary perspective, stress is one of the primary reasons we survived to 2023 as a species. “Stress” is like an elaborate internal alarm system to help us detect potential threats and challenges so that we can problem-solve if necessary.
Those who are educated and trained in forensic (e.g., legal), neuropsychology are often called upon to provide expert neuropsychological testimony. This frequently occurs in cases of personal injury (e.g., traumatic brain injury) and medical malpractice, and less frequently in cases involving criminal behavior (e.g.,
Tossing and turning in bed at 2 a.m. trying to fall asleep might seem like an impossible dream, but you have more control over a good night’s sleep than you might think. Researchers have concluded that “healthy sleep” practices and habits – defined as “sleep hygiene” – can help maximize the hours you spend sleeping,
A person suffering from different forms of dementia places significant pressure upon the spouse, children, and extended family members. Additionally, it becomes confusing when your loved one with dementia is better one day versus another in how they think and behave.
Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) occurs with a decline in memory and other thinking abilities that are more serious than in healthy aging, but not as severe as in dementia. Although people diagnosed with MCI can take care of their daily chores independently,
Annually, children age 16 years and younger account for half a million emergency department visits for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Several factors such as the patient’s age at the time of the occurrence, severity, comorbidities, and timely access to quality care can drastically affect the short-term and long-term effects of pediatric TBIs and mild concussions.
Welcome to 2023, the era of switching gears from focusing on disease, illness, and pathology to wellness, optimization, and resilience. “Regenerative medicine,” “neuroplasticity,” “epigenetics,” “health span extension,” “longevity medicine,” and “cellular anti-aging” all represent pockets of research dedicated to looking at the body’s ability to regenerate,
Sundowning syndrome, or sundowning effect, primarily results in neurocognitive and behavioral changes occurring later in the day. This is frequently observed in patients with brain-related neurological conditions such as dementia, traumatic brain injury, brain tumors, metabolic disturbances, or other neurological conditions.
The fight-or-flight response is our body’s natural reaction to danger. It starts whenever we face a stressful, life threatening situation. This response helps us survive by preparing us to either fight the threat off or flee to safety. Unfortunately, this stress response is often triggered by events/situations that are non-life-threatening (e.g.,
What are Seizure “Triggers”? Before listing common seizure triggers and ways to avoid them, lets briefly review what is Epilepsy or commonly known as seizure disorder. Epilepsy is a disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed resulting in seizures.