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Smoking Increases Risk of Major Depression in Women

As if there were not already enough evidence and reasons to avoid tobacco products, a recent study* revealed that cigarette smoking increased the chance of Major Depression Disorder (MDD) in women.  Researchers compared cigarette use in 165 persons with MDD with over 800 persons without MDD in a case-controlled and retrospective design (uses accumulated data/records) […]

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Type 2 Diabetes: Weight Loss After Diagnosis Improves Long-Term Health Outcomes

Kaiser Permanente is a progressive not-for-profit health plan provider and one of the initial advocates of behavioral health integration into overall primary medical care.  Newly published research* suggests that people who lose weight immediately following Type 2 Diabetes, “insulin resistance,” diagnosis realize improved health outcomes, such as reaching blood pressure and blood sugar goals.  Another […]

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Excellent Resource: Evidenced-Based Biofeedback/Neurofeedback

02/14/09 Update: AAPB removed the Evidenced-Based Biofeedback/Neurofeedback (2008 Edition) PDF because it is now offered only as regular book.  Attached is the PDF of the 2004 edition of this book. Original Post: The Behavioral Medicine Report readers hopefully are becoming more familiar with biofeedback. Upcoming articles will cover other types of biofeedback treatments, not just […]

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What Is Neurofeedback? Brainwave Therapy

What is neurofeedback? Neurofeedback, also as “neurotherapy” and “EEG biofeedback,” has been around since 1960’s. In short, neurofeedback teaches self-regulation of deviant brainwave activity. Media attention over the past few years increased due to interest from parents who seek drug free solutions for child behavior problems, especially attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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Coherent Breathing And Mental/Physical Health (Part 1)

Breathing is something so simple and basic that people seldom give it any thought. The importance of proper breathing should not be underestimated.  Believe it or not, your breathing style significantly impacts how you feel, think, and act.  In fact, researchers* have identified 6 distinctive breathing styles.  Today’s post will cover the “incoherent breathing style.” […]

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