Whether you are going back to work or school, motivating yourself can be particularly difficult after a relaxing holiday season. If you are wondering how to stay productive after a long summer break, there is an affordable solution using BLAST (Bilateral Alternating Stimulation Tactile) technology, these stress management gadgets work by altering the body’s Fight, […]

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Staff Spotlight: Catherine Bradway, PMHNP-BC Director of Integrated Care Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Serin Center now combines medication evaluations and therapy for ages 12 to adult! Staff specialist Catherine Bradway, Director of Integrated Care and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner comes to Serin Center with more than 11 years of experience. Her approach to medication management is conservative […]

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Someone may seek neurofeedback treatment to help with one or more depressive symptoms such as low mood, loss of interest or pleasure in most activities, sleep disturbance, loss of energy or fatigue, poor concentration, feelings of worthlessness, or suicidal ideation. The neurofeedback approach to depression has mostly focused on emotion regulation and the overlap between [...]

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There are essentially no major side effects to utilizing neurofeedback treatment when done correctly. However, it is not uncommon for individuals to report feeling tired following a typical neurofeedback session. This is often quickly resolved with a restful nap or relaxation. For those who use wet caps, which utilize gel, some children or adults with [...]

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is often accompanied by brain dysregulation especially in areas regarding emotional processing and nervous system arousal. These dysregulated brain patterns may often be associated with difficulties with: Regulating Emotion Hypervigilance Poor Sleeping Irritability Panic Flashbacks of Traumatic Experience High Levels of Stress For those with mild to chronic PTSD; neurofeedback […]

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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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