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University BCIA Certification Program Brings Neurofeedback To Saudi Arabia

For the past seven years, Widener’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology has provided coursework leading to Board Certification from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). The program, taught by Celeste De Bease, PhD, BCB-Fellow, BCN-Fellow and by Pam Calvert-Hirt, PsyD, MBA, BCB, has led many of its graduate students to their dissertations on biofeedback, particularly […]

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Researcher Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

Yoga Improves Quality Of Life And Regulates Stress Hormones In Women With Breast Cancer

For women with breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy, yoga offers unique benefits beyond fighting fatigue, according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. While simple stretching exercises improved fatigue, patients who participated in yoga that incorporated yogic breathing, postures, meditation, and relaxation techniques into their treatment plan experienced improved physical […]

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Researcher William E. Shiels, DO

Adolescents Who Engage in Self-Injurious Behaviors Need Quick And Targeted Multi-Disciplinary Intervention

While the disturbing act of self-injury is nothing new to adolescents, researchers and physicians at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have identified a more severe type of behavior that is raising some concern among medical professionals. Often misdiagnosed, ignored, and under-reported, Self-Embedding Behavior (SEB) is a form of self-injurious behavior that involves inserting foreign objects into soft […]

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Mind-Body Therapies Increase Pregnancy Rates In Women Who Undergo In Vitro Fertilization

There is no doubt that undergoing infertility treatment is stressful with high rates of anxiety and depression reported by many patients. Mind-body therapies designed to help women reduce stress earlier in the treatment process result in higher pregnancy rates, but little is known specifically about the impact of these therapies on women undergoing in vitro […]

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Researcher Marc Lavoie, PhD

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) May Treat Tourette Syndrome Tics As Effective As Or Even Superior To Medication

The use of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat tics in Tourette syndrome may be as effective as and even superior to medication in certain cases. According to a new study published in a special edition of the International Journal of Cognitive Therapy by researchers from the Fernand-Seguin Research Centre of the Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital affiliated […]

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The Assessment And Treatment Of Childhood Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is often diagnosed too late in children and adolescents. In the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International, Susanne Walitza and her colleagues point out that appropriate early recognition and treatment can positively affect the course of the disease. The publisher made the original journal article available at no cost for unknown length […]

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U.S. Army Offers Stress Reduction Classes, Including Biofeedback Training, To Military Personnel

The Fort Jackson Army Substance Abuse Program, which traditionally addresses issues of alcohol and drug abuse, will expand its programs by offering a six-week stress and anxiety reduction class, scheduled to begin Wednesday. Pierre Wilkins, a social worker with ASAP, explained that the goal is for people to identify stressors and stress symptoms and to […]

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Neurofeedback Eliminates Migraine Headaches In More Than Half Of Participants With No Side Effects

Migraines cost American taxpayers $13 billion in missed work or reduced productivity annually. In a time of job insecurity and financial vulnerability when stress levels are high and incomes are low, crippling migraines are an ever increasing epidemic. For the 28 million Americans who suffer from recurrent migraines, the accepted treatment is pharmacological therapy. Now […]

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