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Is brain wave therapy safe?

Is brain wave therapy safe?

Not sure: Not sure what you mean by "brain wave therapy". Transcranial magnetic stimulation alters brain waves, as does biofeedback and even cognitive behavioral therapy and meditation. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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I am a student at comsumnus high school and I am doing a report on the p300 brain wave could you give me a bit of information?

I am a student at comsumnus high school and I am doing a report on the p300 brain wave could you give me a bit of information?

Depends . . .: You do know that you can search the internet directly rather than query someone else in a forum to search the internet, right? Since i had no idea about p300 brain waves, i thought i'd check it out: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/p300_(neuroscience). Also read http://nationalsecurityzone.Org/site/tag/p300-brain-waves/ and http://www.Redicecreations.Com/article.Php?Id=12639. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is brain wave?

What is brain wave?

Electricity: Nerve cells operate (signal) electrically. On the small scale (e.g. One neuron) electrical activity can be measured with very tiny instruments applied close to the nerve cell, which is invasive. The combined electrical activity of many neurons is recordable with non-invasive means, usually on the scalp, the tracing of which is "the brain wave". ...Read more

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Please offer your opinion: do you think after two months brain wave activity is gone?

Please offer your opinion: do you think after two months brain wave activity is gone?

Gone in what context: Brain waves are generated by the building blocks of your brain -- the individual cells called neurons. Neurons communicate with each other by electrical changes.We can actually see these electrical changes in the form of brain waves as shown in an eeg. When one dies-brain wave activity ceases. Injuries/seizures, medication, fatigue, emotional distress, pain cause brain wave activity imbalance. ...Read more

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I have to have a brain wave test and a sleep study can anyone tell me what to expect and what all they test for?

I have to have a brain wave test and a sleep study can anyone tell me what to expect and what all they test for?

Many things: Seizures, sleep apnea, periodic limb movements of sleep, how low and high your heart rate goes, how low your oxygen drops, whether you have any bizarre night time sleep behavior and how your sleep stages occur and for how long, how many times a night you wake up or have arousals, what your sleep efficiency is, whether apnea is worse on your back or sides or in rem sleep, abnl heart rhythms.+ more. ...Read more

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Can someone maintain a steady brain wave. Been on lithium for 15yrs. Would i ever be able to go without it. I have bipolar disorder. Also take paxil (paroxetine)?

Can someone maintain a steady brain wave.  Been on lithium for 15yrs. Would i ever be able to go without it. I have bipolar disorder. Also take paxil (paroxetine)?

Brain waves: In bipolar disorder it's not brain waves that are the problem -- it's a problem with unstable mood. Lithium ; some others can keep mood stable. Antidepressants can destabilize bipolar disorder; most psychiatrists avoid using antidepressants in this condition unless absolutely necessary. Currently, conventional psychiatry has little else to offer bipolar disorder but lithium and anticonvulsants. ...Read more

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Head shakes and right hand shakes i had a brain wave not seizures what else can it be i'm only 25 I have had seizures in the past as a child though?

Tremors: Could be due to familial essential tremor, unlikely early parkinson's, and possible hyperthyroidism, or even wilson's disease. Just some thoughts, not a final diagnosis, so see a neurologist and get this answered. ...Read more

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Could a brain pacemaker be used to treat autism disorders?

Could a brain pacemaker be used to treat autism disorders?

No, but creative: Since actual changes in size & density of neurons ( nerve cells), disruptions in connections between nerve cells and number of connections have been found in parts of the brain that process emotions ((e.g., hippocampus) & in the cerebellum, changing the electrical impulses would probably not correct function. Keep thinking, though. Intensive, repetitive behavioral & educational therapy does help. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more