by Debbie Hampton Fundamentally, a depressed brain looks just like any other brain. In fact, there’s no brain scan, MRI, EEG or any other medical test that can definitively diagnose depression, and it’s not understood in detail like other brain disorders. While we know the neurochemicals involved and many contributing factors, the truth is … Continue reading What Depression Looks Like In Your Brain?
by Angela Bacca Climbing into the hyperbaric chamber felt like climbing into a body bag. I was seized with panic immediately as the zipper made its way up from my feet to my face. I could hear the loud hum of the machines through the bag as I became acutely aware I was trapped. As the … Continue reading Just Breathe — How Oxygen Therapy Could Reduce Your Anxiety And Help You Heal
The Physiological Reponse of Your Body During a Panic Attack? By Arlin Cuncic What is a Panic Attack? If you suffer with social anxiety, you may have experienced what is known as a "panic attack" in social or performance situations. Although panic attacks are generally thought of in relation to panic disorder, panic can also … Continue reading What Happens to Your Body During a Panic Attack?
By Elizabeth Scott, MS Of course, you've heard about stress, and may have even experienced a good amount of it already today. But do you know what the difference is between "stress" and "stressors?" Stressors are situations that are experienced as a perceived threat to one’s well-being or position in life, when the challenge of … Continue reading What Are Stressors?
By Kendra Cherry The fight-or-flight response, also known as the acute stress response, refers to a physiological reaction that occurs in the presence of something that is terrifying, either mentally or physically. The response is triggered by the release of hormones that prepare your body to either stay and deal with a threat or to … Continue reading Fight-or-Flight Response – Why Is It Important?
By Elizabeth Scott, MS There are several different types of stress, and not all of them are necessarily unhealthy. Acute stress is one of the least damaging types of stress, which is good because it is also the most common type. We experience acute stress multiple times throughout the day. Acute stress is experienced as an immediate … Continue reading All About Acute Stress
Stress Relief and Kids: How To Make Stress Relief Part of Your Kids' Lives By Elizabeth Scott, MS Stress is no longer just a problem for busy adults; children now need stress relief more than ever! A recent national poll showed stress to be a top children's health concern, with a rank that jumped up … Continue reading Stress Relief for Kids