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February 23, 2015
by Charity Finch,MS, LPC Intern, CRC, BCN

addictionneurofeedback

Neurofeedback as a Treatment for Alcohol and Substance Abuse

February 23, 2015 07:55 by Charity Finch,MS, LPC Intern, CRC, BCN  [About the Author]

addictionneurofeedback
Neurofeedback, or qEEG neurotherapy, records the individual’s unique brainwave patterns and utilizes auditory and visual feedback to train brainwaves to a normalized pattern (Quinn, Bodenheimer-Davis, & Koch, 2004). Alcoholics and illicit substance users show similar abnormal brainwave patterns outside the range of individuals without dependence upon alcohol or illicit substances. [More]

December 26, 2014
by David Porter, MA

updateon new drugsof abuse for 2014

Update on New Drugs of Abuse for 2014

December 26, 2014 04:55 by David Porter, MA  [About the Author]

updateon new drugsof abuse for 2014
The use, popularity, and availability of illicit drugs changes from one geographical region and time period to another. Certain illicit psychoactive drugs will fade from common use and then re-emerge. Substances which may have been discovered decades ago will experience a sudden surge in popularity. Familiar substances may be administered in new ways, or chemically altered or combined for a different effect. In other instances, something truly new may emerge on the illicit drug market. [More]

November 29, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

why does addiction happen

Why Does Addiction Happen?

November 29, 2014 07:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

why does addiction happen
Addiction. It's a word that a lot of us have a negative response to, because it is something that we've all be conditioned to distrust and dislike. With good reason as well! Addiction can cause a lot of problems for people, both the person who is struggling with the addiction and those who are around them on a regular basis. But why does addiction happen? What happens in your body to make it addicted to something? [More]

August 23, 2014
by Cathy England, MA

dissociative identity disorder

Dissociative Identity Disorder

August 23, 2014 04:55 by Cathy England, MA  [About the Author]

dissociative identity disorder
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) was formerly known as multiple personality disorder, and remains to this day as one of the most controversial and misunderstood disorders in the Diagnostic Manual. It is a difficult diagnosis to make, and often is more difficult to treat. It has been the topic of many Hollywood productions which gives laypeople an idea that they understand what it is, but as is often the case in movies and media, there is some sensationalism that occurs. It is not a common diagnosis and is only one of the classified dissociative disorders. [More]

August 2, 2014
by Dr. DeeAnn Visk

schizophreniaand genetics

Schizophrenia and Genetics

August 2, 2014 04:55 by Dr. DeeAnn Visk  [About the Author]

schizophreniaand genetics
The classic sign of Schizophrenia is hearing voices that other people don’t hear. Schizophrenics may believe that others are reading their mind, controlling their thought, or plotting to harm them. Conversations with schizophrenics may not make a lot of sense. Because schizophrenics may sit for hours without moving or talking they may seem fine until they relate what they are thinking. Schizophrenia is a life-long debilitating disease that affects about 1% of all Americans. [More]