NEURO PRACTICE

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Anxiety

The number of people suffering from overwhelming anxiety has increased in recent years.  Although anxiety is commonly identified as Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), it can also be present in other disorders such as Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Bipolar Disorder, and Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).

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Assess

The choices of assesment measures is typically decided in an initial diagnostic interview.  This enables us to select out the most likely tests, and symptom checklists to adequately document and differentially diagnose. Lastly, a quantitative electro-encephlagram (qEEG) is given.  The qEEG  enables us to identify the unique neurological contributions to your struggles.

Plan

If the assessment identifies the presence of a disorder, you will receive a referral to a physician.  Regardless of severity, the qEEG can be used to identify areas of the brain that can be a target of neurotherapy  With your agreement, the physician may receive a copy of the qEEG and psychological testing report as well.

Practice

Once the planning stage is complete, biofeedback, neurotherapy/ neurofeedback and psychotherapy will commence.  Most individuals respond exceptionally well to mindfulness and relaxation techniques.  This can be augmented by heart rate training known as HRV..  Neurotherapy therapy can be used to improve the ability to self sooth and thereby minimize the presence of anxiety.  Other forms of neurotherapy may be used to improve regional and network neurological functioning.  Lastly, more traditional forms of psychotherapy may be provided to address emotional and behavioral challenges experienced by those with anxiety problems.  The most common of these techniques is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Resources

Feeling Good, by David Burns

Heart Math Inner Balance

Neurofeedback research bibliography

To arrange your first consultation, contact Tara Meskowsky at

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