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Sharpening The Mind
Both play a part.: Nicotine is definitely physiologicaly addicting. Smokers experience withdrawal symptoms and cravings as nicotine is eliminated from the body. Smokers also have very strong habits that involve hands, mouth, breathing, etc. At certain times and in response to certain triggers. Effective programs to stop smoking address the psychological as well as the physiological aspects of this addiction. ...Read more
No such brain region: There really aren't 'automatic' or intrusive thoughts. We are in control over thinking, despite how it may seem at times. We process information constantly and may react to our environment quite suddenly, but not automatically nor do we think intrusively. Our patterns can become more rapid over time with repeated use and practice. ...Read more
Is snapping of the fingers, focusing on objects with eyes, following simple motor commands, and agitation part of a minimally conscious state?
Most of it: Agitation is not part of the diagnostic criteria but the other behaviors you are describing are. Diagnostic criteria include: following simple commands, gestural or verbal yes/no responses (regardless of accuracy), intelligible verbalization, and purposeful behavior (e.g., appropriate smiling or crying, reaching for objects, pursuit eye movement). ...Read more
Treating grief: Dealing with the grief from a broken heart is always tough. Be sure you eat properly and get enough rest as that helps you be able to cope. Do something you enjoy for 30 minutes a day. Talk to friends and family you care about. Exercising daily also can help. Sometimes talking to a counselor helps fastest. See your doc, too, to make sure you have no physical problems as well.No alcohol/drugs ...Read more
What part of the brain is responsable for interoir imagening?The imagination you can see when closing your eyes day dreaming.
Unknown.: I don't think anyone knows the answer to that question. It probably involves the visual cortex and the parietal association cortices, as well as some frontal input. Short answer? All of it. ...Read more
Theorized unlimited : Though computer lingo has been used to describe or even equate to brain function the term RAM is not medically relevant nor can quantity of memory be measured by usual methods we do with machines. The only "limits" in terms of learning & remembering data is age & health status. An alive & healthy brain has infinite capacity to learn & store new information, Questions? www.healthtap/dr-saghafi ...Read more
Cut to feel better?: For some it can make real the pain they feel internally - pain they cannot put words to. The cutting also can be with the expectation that the pain or anguish will abate or end with the action. There has been suggestion that endorphins are released - causing the temporary calming that allegedly follows. Naltrexone has not been that promising though in controlling self-injurious acts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How to capture the talks of others in seconds and how to improve mind power without any confusion in just minutes?
?: I'm sorry, is your post a question or the beginning of an infomercial? ...Read more
Breathing deeply &: 1 sit down and take deep breaths over at least 5 minutes 2laugh as much as you can, as laughing is the best remedy 3when a stressful situation arise focus on resolving it rather than keep thinking and stressing over it 4exercise any kind of pleasure giving activities like dancing 5meditation 6 music sing, play , listen, learn it is very relaxing 7yoga may also be helpful 8 support from friend/family. ...Read more
Negative thoughts: Nature fills up any vacuum. Check in briefly w/negative issues daily and at other times remind yourself that you will check in again the next day. Then fill up the vacuum the negative thought you reject leaves w/a healthier thought such as a happy memory or event. If function and comfort level are impacted by these thoughts please see professional help. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Reason for constant worrying and tension in the mind and felling of pressure in the mind always anixious with loss of intrest in daily routine?
I feel I grasp things less quickly than I used to. I also feel I get distracted faster than I used to. How can I sharpen my mind?
Anxious??: You may have a lot on your mind--slow down and try to focus on one thing at a time.do some cross-word puzzles--that should help too. ...Read more
Train the brain.: Your goal can be achieved by using your brain for higher level activities - crossword puzzles, sudoku and brain teasers. Read books, both fiction and non-fiction. Engage in discussions with others about topics with which you're not entirely familiar. Pick a topic from the news every day and decide to learn more about it through research. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try Kelee meditation: I have been doing kelee meditation for about 7 years now and it has helped me in my personal and professional life. I have found that i can be more focused on the present, rather than the past. When you can learn to clear your mind of negative thoughts and your brain chatter, your mind can stay fresh and open to your experience of life. Check out www.Thekelee.Org for more information! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seek that which : Brings your life meaning. Having a sense of purpose makes us greater than the sum of our whole. Seek balance in your physical, emotional ; spiritual health. Leave that which is toxic behind ; enrich you life with people who are positive. Learn to serve others. Express the talents you have been given ; protect your body ; mind. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tension: Tension and anxiety can often be the result of misinterpreting situations and interactions. Tension is often produced when we feel uncomfortable with people, worried about our esteem in the face of others. Try using the anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz.Org web site, full of articles, video's, exercises to lessen tension and anxiety. Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Concentration: In order to optimize your focus, concentration and mental performance, it is important that you have a balanced, healthy diet (be sure to include foods that have Omega fatty acids), keep your stress level in check, and have a regular schedule of quality sleep. Regular exercise is also very important. Many people find that yoga and meditation are helpful. ...Read more
Wandering: No, not in and of itself. If you are unable to pay attention when you must, like driving, or operating machinery, then yes, it's unhealthy. Poor attention may be a sign of add, or anxiety disorders, as well as a number of neurological conditions. You may have relationship problems due to communication difficulties, or accidents. However, creativity and spontaneity can come from the same place. ...Read more
Find meaning: You lost someone special. I'm sorry. The obsessive and intrusive thoughts will continue for a while but will subside eventually. You can help by deciding what the life and death meant. Will you carry on some of that person's wishes? Cherish the good times? Find an answer in traditional faith, or a scientific naturalist's gratitude for the joy of past friendship? Only you can decide. Best wishes. ...Read more
Very very much: You can think of the mind /brain as the headquarter and the rest of the body as some kind of branches . What ever is happening in the rest of the body is controlled by the brain . When the mind is sick , the whole body is sick ;in fact the whole family is sick. ...Read more
Meditation: To freshen your mind consider de-cluttering it by emptying it on a regular basis. There are lots of methods of meditation including with movement in yoga. You just have to stick with it because it takes many months sometimes to really get into the swing of it. Energy is a natural thing when you cut down on excessive waste. ...Read more