You're Not Alone Anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental illness in the United States affecting 18% of the population[1]. Anxiety presentation can take the form of several symptoms such as: trembling/sweating, feeling nervous or restless, consistent worrying and difficulty controlling it, poor sleep, having a sense of impending danger, increased heart rate, [...]

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Dr. Amy Serin was interviewed by MEDIUM in the wake of recent celebrity news of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain’s ending their own lives. Medium reported, “In the weeks that followed Spade and Bourdain’s deaths, a rousing discussion of depression and mental health ensued. There is a deadly misconception plaguing our society that success, fame […]

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Neuroscientists and psychologists have known for decades that addiction runs in families. Cutting-edge research is now illuminating the precise brain mechanisms responsible for addiction potential. The reward center of the brain plays a key role in addiction and it's no surprise that the latest research finds that dopamine- a key chemical in pleasure and addiction- [...]

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Approximately, 9.4% of children between the ages of 4 and 17 in the United State are diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder[1]. Common symptoms of ADHD include: Inattention Impulsive behavior Hyperactive movement Easy distractibility Several clinical trials have found that neurofeedback effectively treats the symptoms of ADHD. Improvements seen following neurofeedback have been described as: Improved [...]

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Neurofeedback therapy (also known as neurotherapy or EEG biofeedback) is a non-invasive form of data collection and brain training. How Does Neurofeedback Work? First, an EEG (electroencephalogram) is obtained to evaluate electrical activity in the brain, track and record brain patterns, and “map” the brain.  There are many reasons why a doctor recommends obtaining an [...]

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Dr. Amy Serin, Founder of Serin Center and Co-Founder of TouchPoint Solution, a stress-relief digital wearable spoke with Bustle recently about how our perception of romance can actually work against us if not in check. “Initial attraction creates a wave of sensations and then expectations inevitably follow,” neuropsychologist Dr. Amy Serin, founder of The Serin Center, […]

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The complex interplay of the reward centers of the brain, experience with an addictive substance, and the neurochemical changes that result dictates the formation of addiction.  Addiction can actually create neural networks that bypass rational thinking and stress is an important moderator of whether or not something becomes addictive once experienced.  Recently we reviewed this […]

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An article from AZ India Times – by Hari Gottipati As many of the readers of this technology column know, my passion lies in technology – and more specifically, healthcare technology–at least these days. As I age, I have started to care more about health and have joined a boot camp at my local Gym. […]

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Most people think of depression as being sad all the time, but there’s a lot more to it than that. Here’s how to tell whether you’re depressed or in a funk. Healthyway.com interviews Dr. Amy Serin to help readers determine if they are experiencing depression or are just simply in a funk. “Depression is a […]

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“Having negative social experiences and growing up in stressful environments are two environmental factors that can contribute to the development of social anxiety disorder. As with most diagnoses, there is a dynamic interplay between genetics and environment that can determine the eventual development of a disorder. It’s important to understand the diagnosis is not a […]

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