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Lyme Disease: The Great Masquerader

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the bite of an infected black-legged tick, also known as a deer tick. Lyme and its numerous co-infections can mimic or cause virtually any medical, neurological, or psychiatric condition. Known as the “great imitator,” Lyme has been vastly under-diagnosed in the United States due to inadequate testing […]

May 16, 2017   |   24 Comments »

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Do You Remember If You’ve Had A Traumatic Brain Injury?

Through our imaging work, I’ve discovered that many people forget they sustained a traumatic brain injury and I have to ask them “Did you ever have a brain injury?” five to ten times to uncover if they had one or not. Head Trauma is Often Overlooked in Psychiatry I have to specifically ask people if they […]

May 15, 2017   |   6 Comments »

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9 Ways ADD Impacts School Performance & What To Do About It

ADD often has a powerful negative impact on a person’s ability to do well in school. Except for classes that are small or highly interesting, many people with ADD have significant problems. Here is a list of common school problems. 1. Restlessness The hyperactivity that often accompanies ADD in childhood causes obvious problems in the […]

May 11, 2017   |   5 Comments »

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What If Mental Health Was Brain Health?

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), almost 44 million adults and 14 million children in the United States have a diagnosable mental disorder each year. Regrettably, the issue of mental health remains shrouded by misunderstanding and stigma. The stigma associated with mental illness prevents many people from getting help; fewer than half […]

May 09, 2017   |   27 Comments »

Preventing Memory Loss

4 Simple Steps to a Better Memory

When I was growing up, outer space was the new frontier. Now, it is the space between your ears. And make no mistake…you are in a war for the health of that frontier. Consider this: Everywhere you go, someone is trying to shove bad food down your throat that will kill you early. The real […]

Sep 21, 2016   |   No Comments »

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20 Things Parents Should Never Do – Part 2

Last week’s article covered #1-10 of the 20 Things Parents Should Never Do as part of a series exploring how to raise a brain healthy child. If you missed it, you can catch up here. This week, I will cover the remaining things that parent should never do if they want to raise them to […]

Sep 06, 2016   |   1 Comment »

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Memory & Toxic Exposure: Many Ways to Regain Your Brain

What is toxic exposure? How do you know if you have it? Toxic exposure can cover a variety of things, including self-inflicted toxins (such as drugs, and alcohol), medical treatments such as chemotherapy, and environmental exposures to carbon monoxide or mold.  It can be very difficult to know that you have one of these, unless you […]

Sep 02, 2016   |   1 Comment »

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Natural Ways to Help ADD

There are many treatments common to all people with ADD. But to many people’s surprise, there are actually 7 different types of ADD, each needing its own unique treatment. While these general treatments may be helpful, it important to pinpoint your specific type of ADD so that it can be treated properly and effectively. Here […]

Sep 01, 2016   |   No Comments »

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20 Things Parents Should Never Do – Part 1

If you love your child (and I’m sure you do) and want them to be successful, happy, and healthy, then it is imperative that you pay attention to the health of their brain. As part of a series regarding how to raise a brain healthy child, here are the top 20 things that parents should […]

Aug 30, 2016   |   6 Comments »

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Depression: Is There a Gender Bias?

The experience of anxiety and depression is similar for men and women in many ways. Fifty percent of those who experience an episode of anxiety and depression will have another episode within five years, and many will develop chronic relapsing forms of the disorder. In that case, being male or female doesn’t change the risk. […]

Aug 25, 2016   |   1 Comment »

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5 Critical Steps To Parenting A Difficult Child

Parenting a child is one of the most important responsibilities any of us ever undertake. Yet, it does not require any special training or prior experience. It has been said that parents make most of their mistakes with their first child, overcompensate with the second child, and finally get it right with the third child. […]

Aug 23, 2016   |   No Comments »

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Who Controls Your Moods?

Who You Spend Time With Impacts Your Mood When you are with positive, supportive, and loving people, you feel happier and more content, and you live longer. This is not only intuitively true but research has demonstrated it again and again. For example, in a study at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio, 10,000 men were […]

Aug 18, 2016   |   4 Comments »

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