Month: October 2019

Kick Starting Stroke Rehabilitation Through New TechnologyKick Starting Stroke Rehabilitation Through New Technology

The recent stroke rehabilitation tools remain focused on the concept of neuroplasticity, which has been used by caregivers and therapists for years. It’s old knowledge that the brain is capable of retraining itself, but researchers now know how critical it is to start the recovery process at an early phase, as brain tissue damage during […]

The Stress Response: A Better UnderstandingThe Stress Response: A Better Understanding

In life, there is practically a myriad of ways you can get stressed: deadlines in work or school, worrying about the kids, a fear of losing a job or scholarship, among others. All of these can produce an avalanche stress hormone, in turn, produce timely physiological changes. When in stress, the heart pounds and breathing […]

Anxiety? Let Your Brain Take a Break!Anxiety? Let Your Brain Take a Break!

Often, decisions made at a knee-jerk situation end up in regret once the panic and anxiety subside. When experiencing anxiety, your typical thought process gets messed up due to the adrenaline the situation gives you. This is the “fight or flight” response, which happens when one perceives danger or harm to them. Researcher, Barbara Fredrickson, […]

Ways For Ophthalmologists To Help Glaucoma Patients Cope With DepressionWays For Ophthalmologists To Help Glaucoma Patients Cope With Depression

  Individuals with eye conditions that may become severe may experience stress due to anxiety or depression. But there are several ways that ophthalmologists can use to help their patients reduce these depressive symptoms, and it can start simply with the doctor’s tone of voice.   Be Mindful Of Your Words. When you are talking […]

CNS DepressionCNS Depression

CNS (Central Nervous System) depression occurs if there is a slowdown in the normal neurological functions of an individual’s body. This can be caused by certain medical conditions, by poisoning or by an overdose of certain substances. Substances that cause CNS depression are referred to as CNS depressants. Using the correct dosage of CNS depressants […]

Stress – A Cause And A Consequence Of Vision LossStress – A Cause And A Consequence Of Vision Loss

  Recent clinical trials and analyses have revealed that stress is not only a consequence but also a cause of vision loss as well. This discovery has led experts to suggest that clinicians must not add any more stress to their eye patients. Instead, they can help them find ways to reduce their anxiety and […]

What Are CNS DepressantsWhat Are CNS Depressants

CNS (Central Nervous System) depression usually happens if an individual abuses a substance that causes a slowdown of the brain’s activity. Such substances are referred to as CNS depressants. Sedatives, hypnotics, and tranquilizers are some examples of CNS depressants. Recently, opioid painkillers have been prescribed by doctors for certain conditions. However, opioid painkillers are sometimes overused by […]