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Can Ostracism Cause Lingering Pain in Your Brain?

It’s often been noted that rejection is among the most painful of human emotions. Anyone who has felt the sting of rejection, ostracism or shunning knows how deeply these experiences sting. According to a Purdue University expert, ostracism can cause pain that often is deeper and lasts longer than a physical injury. “Being excluded or […]

Sep 01, 2017   |   4 Comments »

Hbot Anti-Aging

Breakthrough Anti-Aging Treatment You Never Heard Of

It is no wonder the anti-aging industry is worth hundreds of billions of dollars with the myriad of popular creams, lotions, and supplements. But, there is one cutting edge treatment you might not have ever heard of and it’s called Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). HBOT has been proven effective in treating virtually any condition in which poor […]

Aug 29, 2017   |   3 Comments »


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 04, 2017   |   1 Comment »

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The Importance Of Getting Good Sleep

It is estimated that as many as 70 million Americans have trouble sleeping and it is progressively getting worse with the proliferation of gadgets and bad habits. If you think you may be struggling too, ask yourself these questions: Do you have trouble falling asleep? Do you go to sleep easily but wake up repeatedly […]

Jul 10, 2017   |   8 Comments »

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Substance in Green Tea Calms and Increases Focus

One of the challenges for people who experience both anxiety and focus issues, such as a combination of PTSD and ADD, is to calm the anxiety without decreasing focus.  Many anti-anxiety drugs have side effects of sleepiness and relaxation, calming the brain, but as one woman reported, “they also make me dingier.” On the other hand, […]

Jun 30, 2017   |   6 Comments »


Theresa’s Story – Imaging Really Does Make A Difference

Ten years prior to coming to Amen Clinics, Theresa would have described her life as “amazing.” However, a series of very stressful life events had sent her into a tailspin. This began in 2006 when her infant daughter was diagnosed with cancer she developed stress, struggles with mood, and anxiety. “Dear God, if I am […]

Jun 22, 2017   |   3 Comments »


Fun Ways to Stimulate Your Brain

Studies show that preschoolers who play with good old building blocks are more likely to achieve high math scores in middle school and high school and to improve their language development. Even some traditional board games have been shown to enhance a variety of math skills in preschoolers. Whenever people think of brain healthy games […]

Jun 20, 2017   |   1 Comment »


Alcohol is NOT a Health Food

Drinking red wine in moderation, and more recently alcohol, in general, has been thought of as something that can improve one’s health. The constant messaging from the alcohol industry has people feeling they must drink two glasses of wine a day to feel healthy. SPECT shows brain toxicity from alcohol In fact, the evidence from […]

Jun 15, 2017   |   52 Comments »


Is it Mental Illness or Mold Toxicity?

By Mark Filidei, D.O. One of my chief tasks as the Director of Integrative Medicine at Amen Clinics is to work up what we call a “toxic brain” as seen on SPECT imaging. Amen Clinics currently has the largest database of brain SPECT scans in the world, and it affords us a unique view into […]

Jun 13, 2017   |   11 Comments »


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   |   26 Comments »

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