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Anxiety and Our Brains- Part 2: The Nervous System by aimilino01 Patient Expert Posted Wed 07 Oct 2009 10:01pm I am finding a lot ofempowermentin learning all of this information. This morning I was really nervous about my busy scheduled day that I had planned and I could feel the anxiety rising. I took somedeep breathsand told myself that I am justsending out a lot of stressful messageswhen it doesn't have to be. So I kept telling myself that its going to ... Read on »
Anxiety and Our Brains- Part 6: The Cortex by aimilino01 Patient Expert Posted Thu 29 Oct 2009 11:01pm The thinking part of the brain is a thick covering called the Cortex. It deals with social information: thinking about thinking and emotions, as well as thinking about what others are thinking and feeling.The following parts of the cortex are good to know about in relation to anxiety: The anterior cingulate gyrus (ACG), the filter and amplifi ... Read on »
Anxiety and Our Brains- Part 4: The Limbic System by aimilino01 Patient Expert Posted Mon 19 Oct 2009 10:01pm The Limbic System is all about forming emotions and memories. Various structures make up this system and they are located in the center of the brain. The names of the parts of the limbic system are: Thalamus Hypothalamus Hippocampus Amygdala Let's take a closer look at each one. Thalamus- The thalamus receives informa ... Read on »
Anxiety and Our Brains- Part 1: Neurons and Neurotransmitters by aimilino01 Patient Expert Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:00pm I don't know about the rest of you, but I am fascinated by everything I have been learning about so far. It's relieving to understand why I am the way that I am, and why I am taking the medication I am and how it is helping me. There is so much that I am learning that I want to share with you so I thought I would break it down into a series for eas ... Read on »
Anxiety and Our Brains- Part 5: The Basal Ganglia by aimilino01 Patient Expert Posted Wed 28 Oct 2009 11:01pm "A ganglia is a concentrated group of neurons. The basal ganglia (BG) are several ganglia that work together to induce motivation, create energy to meet goals, and even coordinate physical movement with the emotion. The basal ganglia are located under the cortex (covering) of the brain, where you do your thinking, and cover the limbic area. ... Read on »
Anxiety and Our Brains- Part 3: The Stress Response System by aimilino01 Patient Expert Posted Fri 09 Oct 2009 10:01pm (What I am sharing is paraphrasing from The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques which is my monthly challenge book, as well as other sites from the Internet.) The Stress Response System is a system to get you energy when you need it.  As mentioned in the last post, the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) tells ... Read on »
My Nephew and his Brain, Part 3 – Try to Work Out their Troubles by Wakishea Posted Sun 03 Oct 2010 7:25pm Continued from Part 2. After we had been transferred to the large university hospital, the doctors decided to delve more deeply into the specifics of my nephew’s brain malformation. The MRIs had told us some things, but not everything, so they scheduled him for a Positron Emission Tomograph, commonly known as a PET-scan. A PET-scan uses radio ... Read on »
Carol Flexer - It's All About the Brain (Part 2) by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted Tue 08 Jun 2010 12:00am Here's part two of my mini-notes. -------------------------- Sound field device is a strong teaching tool. FMs need to be programmed to the individual child by the audiologist with sound room testing and listening in the classroom. All that is at stake is their brain. +6dB is what adults require to hear in noise. Twi ... Read on »
Cotton for brains, part II. by annhertel Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 13 Aug 2010 2:49pm Alright, this is ridiculous. How are there improvements in the type of memory that is failing me right now?!?! Perhaps the pediatric population differs in some way that makes such a thing possible... I'm going to ponder this. Well, memory improvements for adults too. I do agree with the improved emotional regulation. Read on »
Note to Health Insurers: Brain is Part of Body! by GinaPera Posted Wed 07 Jul 2010 12:00am You’ve probably heard the term mental-health parity. But do you know what it means? Many people do not. It’s important, because  recent healthcare reforms have called for mental-health parity. That is, reform provisions are designed to address the disparity between the limits insurance coverage sets for medical conditions inv ... Read on »