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Can neurofeedback (biofeedback) help with social anxiety disorder?

Can neurofeedback (biofeedback) help with social anxiety disorder?

Some: Biofeedback will help you to manage and control anxiety symptoms, but to help social anxiety you will need to also get graduated exposure (doing things that seems scary, but starting with easy things and working up the list until you master them). ...Read more

Dr. Robert Stewart
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Biofeedback (Definition)

Simply feedback of information to you about your own internal biological activity. You then use that information to learn self regulation. You can't learn a skill without feedback of your performance. Biofeedback gives you information of functions you're usually unaware of -- muscle activity, breathing, heart rate, sweating, skin temperature, brain waves, etc. -- allowing ...Read more


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Gestalt psychology/therapy benefit?

Gestalt psychology/therapy benefit?

Not for everyone...: Gestalt therapy is considered a phenomenological-existential therapy that focuses on bringing immediate present experience into greater clarity and increasing awareness. The goal is for patients to become aware of what they are doing and how they are doing it, while learning to accept and esteem themselves. It's an excellent approach for less severe problems with effective functioning. ...Read more

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Is biofeedback effective therapy?

Is biofeedback effective therapy?

Yes.: Biofeedback has been proven effective for many disorders and conditions. The best source of information is the association for applied psychophysiology and biofeedback (www.Aapb.Org) and the biofeedback certification international alliance (www.Bcia.Org). ...Read more

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Can cognitive behavioral therapy rewire your brain?

Can cognitive behavioral therapy rewire your brain?

Yes: Rewiring the brain is how we learn things, and how we change behavior of all kinds. We strengthen certain connections between neurons (brain cells) and weaken others. ...Read more

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Can mindfulness-based cognitive therapy treat depression?

Can mindfulness-based cognitive therapy treat depression?

Yes...: Mindfulness based ct is an approved approach to treating depression; if depression is resistant or severe, medication may be a helpful complement to the psychotherapy... ...Read more

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Can biofeedback help muscle tension?

Yes: Biofeedback is a very good way to treat muscle tension. In fact the first uses of this were to treat muscle tension headaches. ...Read more

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Help please! is cognitive behavioral therapy useful?

Help please! is cognitive behavioral therapy useful?

CBT for some works: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. ...Read more

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Could cognitive behavioural therapy work?

Could cognitive behavioural therapy work?

Cognitive Behavioral: Therapy is effective for the treatment of a number of mental health issues. ...Read more

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Could "cognitive behavioural therapy" work?

Could "cognitive behavioural therapy" work?

There is a lot of: research available on cognitive behavioral therapy and its effectiveness. The symptoms you have can help determine the appropriate type of therapy for you. Peace and good health. CBT focuses on changing our habitual thought patterns which result in changes in mood and attitude. ...Read more

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Personal biofeedback apps to help monitor stress?

Personal biofeedback apps to help monitor stress?

Several types: Biofeedback aims to decrease the body's stress response by making it conscious & thus more controllable. Examples: pulse monitor (high heart rate), skin temperature (stress lowers blood flow = cooler), and gsr (subtle sweating measured by electrical conductance, more w stress). Any of these approaches can be effective with practice. I don't know about specific (smartphone?) apps though. ...Read more

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How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy help addiction?

How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy help addiction?

Self soothing: Mindfulness allows you to correct inaccurate beliefs and feelings triggered by events before you self medicate the negative feelings that arise. Mindfulness and meditation are effective methods to self soothe and thereby avoid relapse. ...Read more

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Is biofeedback therapy effective for mental health issues?

Is biofeedback therapy effective for mental health issues?

Biofeedback: Is effective for many mental health issues as well as physiological disorders. It is used to treat anxiety, depression, adhd, alcohol & substance abuse, as well as headache, chronic pain, asthma, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, muscle weakness, incontinence, hypertension, and to teach optimal performance. For more information, go to www.Bcia.Org. ...Read more

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What's cognitive behavior therapy?

What's cognitive behavior therapy?

Therapy for Thoughts: Cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) is a psychotherapy in which the therapist and the patient work together to revise problematic thinking patterns that lead to emotional and behavioral problems. This is essential because one's beliefs affect one's view of self, others, and one's future. What one believes, whether it is true or not, affects every aspect of our lives. "disputing" is one cbt skill. ...Read more

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Can cognitive behavioral therapy help chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia?

Can cognitive behavioral therapy help chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia?

Have answered: I have answered this elsewhere but the answer is a very definite yes. There have been numerous studies showing the benefit of cognitive behavioral therapies for a wide variety of chronic conditions including chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. It is unfortunate that these therapies are not used more often. ...Read more

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Is cognitive behavioral therapy effective at treating sleep disorders?

Is cognitive behavioral therapy effective at treating sleep disorders?

Absolutely: Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (cbt-i) is a wonderful method for treating insomnia without (or with) medications. Techniques used include: stimulus control, sleep hygiene, sleep restriction, relaxation training and cognitive therapy. ...Read more

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Can a EEG biofeedback system be used at home for cognitive training?

Home use of EEG : Is not recommended because proper use of an eeg system requires extensive training & sophisticated & carefully calibrated equipment. It would be much preferable to find a certified professional through www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org. ...Read more

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How does cognitive behavioral therapy help addicts?

How does cognitive behavioral therapy help addicts?

CBT: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. ...Read more

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Can massage therapy help fibromyalgia?

Can massage therapy help fibromyalgia?

Not the way you mean: Fibromyalgia is a brain problem, not a joint, muscle, tendon or bursa problem. Massage doesn't "help" fibromyalgia the way it may help muscular soreness after vigorous exertion. The pleasurable sensation merely acts as a counter-sensation to fibromyalgia & is only temporary. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition with no "cure," only symptomatic treatment at the neurochemical level, ...Read more

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