Schizophrenia, cannabis use, and alcohol abuse are just several disorders that are related to accelerated brain aging
Date: August 21, 2018
Source: IOS Press
In the largest known brain imaging study, scientists evaluated 62,454 brain SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) scans of more than 30,000 individuals from 9 months old to 105 years of age to investigate factors that accelerate brain aging.
New research on white matter alterations in adults with OCD
Post by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Staff
A detailed brain imaging study published March 14 in the journal Translational Psychiatry indicates that there may be widespread small-scale defects, called microstructural abnormalities, in the brain’s white matter in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). White matter refers to the bundles of nerve fibers connecting different parts of the brain.
Growing evidence links autism spectrum disorders and the cerebellum.
A new study led by Samuel Wang, professor of molecular biology at Princeton University, suggests that abnormalities of the cerebellum are correlated with some of the sensory difficulties seen in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Until now, sensory integration difficulties have been reported in autism, but their underlying brain-circuit mechanisms have remained enigmatic.
Synchronised neuronal oscillations at beta frequencies are prevalent in the human motor system, but their function is unclear. In this Opinion article, we propose that the levels of beta oscillations provide a measure of the likelihood that a new voluntary action will need to be actuated. Oscillatory beta activity is in turn modulated by net dopamine levels at sites of cortical input to the basal ganglia. We hypothesise that net dopamine levels are modulated in response to salient internal and external cues. Crucially, the resulting modulation of beta activity is predictive, enabling the appropriate prospective resourcing and preparation of potential actions. Loss of dopamine, as in Parkinson's disease, annuls this function, unless net dopaminergic activity can be elevated through medication.
Source & Read More: https://www.cell.com
If I could, I woud send you every few days some researches being made about Innovative Technologies and Clinical Applications for Invasive and Non-Invasive brain Neuromodulation, Changing Brain Networks Through Non-invasive Neuromodulation.
It is happening a lot.
It is funny how EEG measurement washes all doubts about Bellabee, in
less than 3 minutes.
What are the odds you join Bellabee support group on Facebook, participate and help individuals, already using Bellabee? They are potential clients, lots of them. There is no better place to test what people feel about changes.
Ps. guys from MIT started testing Bellabee. Way to go MIT ;)
How do you feel sending your professional contact to more than 40,000 current Bellabee users? Directly, via an app notification?
This is the future of mental health services, everything online. Without borders. Just like The Mighty, but with the neuromodulation tool.
Would you be interested to try?
I think it will be crazy. From 10 patients a day, you can manage 50 of them or more. 50 times $30 for quick instructions means $1,500 a day, $45,000 per month. Get it? This is the goal. Everybody wins. That is how online works.
All managed within the app, payments as well. No additional charges, work, evidences.
Status of Noninvasive Brain Stimulation in the Therapy of Alzheimer's Disease
Wherever you write a keyword like "Brain wave stimulation improves..." you will find thousands of articles on researches, findings. Last but not least, researchers proposed the existence of numerous EEG phenotypes. EEG phenotypes were derived through Johnston, Gunkelman, & Lunt's (2005) extensive clinical experience.
Few months ago I wrote an open letter to Neurofeedback influencers. They are bunch of sleeping bozos, making unrepairable harm to complete mental health industry, and most important, to people in need.
Are you aware, that "anxiety blankets" and "fidget spinners" surpassed complete revenue, made from psychologists, neurofeedback specialists, brain training experts combained, by 10,000 %? In 2018!
Controlling the frequency of ‘brain waves’ could help to improve people’s recall of memories and potentially provide a key to unlock conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new article.
As you found out already, it is quite impossible for me winning any of literature awards ;).
But, I really believe something needs to be changed in Neurotherapy field, especially because of all breakthroughs in the wearable field.
You should jump on the train somehow. Bellabee, Wand, Neuralink, just pick one. It is on you to make changes, the ones, with the knowledge and knowing needs and patients, not us. We just produce things.
I see myself as an annoying bustard trying to irritate you so much, you will start watching about the future.
Sooner or later I will be forced to stop;).
But I have wonderful mentors, critics, and teachers, all of you.
Double-blind, randomized pilot clinical trial targeting alpha oscillations for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD)”
“Double-blind, randomized pilot clinical trial targeting alpha oscillations with transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD)”
Morgan L. Alexander, Sankaraleengam Alagapan, Courtney E. Lugo, Juliann M. Mellin, Caroline Lustenberger, David R. Rubinow & Flavio Fröhlich in Translational Psychiatry volume 9, Article number: 106 (2019) |
Double-blind, randomized pilot clinical trial targeting alpha oscillations with transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD)
A new MRI technique identifies brain abnormalities linked to bipolar disorder.
A study released on Jan. 6, 2015, from the University of Iowa (UI) has linked abnormalities of the cerebellum, differences in cerebral white matter, and bipolar disorder.
The study, “Brain Abnormalities in Bipolar Disorder Detected by Quantitative Tρ Mapping,” was published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.
A comparative study of axis I antecedents before age 18 of unipolar depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Despite a large scientific literature on early clinical precursors of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and unipolar depression, few data are available on axis I disorders preceding the adult onset of these illnesses.
SAMPLING AND METHODS:
Disorders before the age of 18 years were retrospectively assessed with a structured interview in 3 groups of consecutive adult inpatients with DSM-IV diagnoses of schizophrenia (n = 197), major depressive disorder (n = 287) and bipolar disorder (n = 132). Only patients with adult onset of schizophrenia and of mania/hypomania were included. A sample of the general population served as control group (n = 300).
RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:
The clinical groups significantly outnumbered the control sample on the majority of early axis I diagnoses. Schizophrenia was significantly associated (1) with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), ADHD inattentive subtype, ADHD hyperactive subtype and primary nocturnal enuresis, compared to unipolar depression, and (2) with social phobia and ADHD inattentive subtype, compared to bipolar disorder. Oppositional defiant disorder was significantly associated with bipolar disorder, compared to the other clinical and control groups. The ADHD hyperactive subtype predicted the adult onset of bipolar disorder compared to unipolar depression. Externalizing disorders seem of special importance as regards the clinical pathways toward schizophrenia.
Source & Read More: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov