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Neurofeedback and Anxiety

Neurofeedback (Sinirsel Geribildirim) ve Anksiyete

Anxiety… Uneasiness, tension in muscles, difficulty in focusing, early exhaustion, and almost spending the greater part of the day in worry and apprehension…

Stigmatization in Psychiatry

Psikiyatride Stigmatizasyon

Besides being a concept that was used in ancient times as a method to brand the bodies of slaves and criminals with a red-hot iron in order to exhibit those people, stigmatization appears as an attempt to marginalize or to classify people due to specific characteristics they have, despite having the same logical grounds in social sciences, primarily in sociology and psychology. Throughout the history, individuals, who were marginalized or considered as people to be kept away from, were always stigmatized through the opinions of the people, and not always necessarily with a red-hot iron, in many societies. The categorization and classification of people appear to be a pattern of behavior that the majority, consciously or unconsciously, have.

What is Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback Nedir?

Humans being a bio-psycho-sociocultural creature makes personal and diversified treatment methods a necessity. In addition to pharmacological attempts, secondary treatments and complementary methods can accelerate the solution of the problems experienced by the people in the treatment of the disorders. Neurofeedback is one of these complementary methods.

P300 and its Fundamental Components…

Under which symptoms does the P300 method help us in assessing psychiatric disorders? How is P300, a type of electro-physiological assessments, used if you have anxiety?

What is P300 and What Does it Do?

P300 Nedir ve Ne İşe Yarar?

Psychiatric disorders have a great many parameters, such as personal, social, genetic, biochemical aspects. Starting from the middle of the past century, scientists have benefited from different technological developments in revealing the relationship between the structural status of the brain and mood disorders. EEG (Electroencephalography) is one of the methods that are frequently used to analyze the relationships that these disorders establish with electro-physiological variables.

Anxiety Crisis

Anksiyete Krizi

There are cases where anxiety is quite severe.  These situations are named anxiety crisis or attacks by the public. When considered from a medical perspective, the attack that is known the most among anxiety attacks is the panic attack.  While other attacks are relatively more tolerable, panic attacks create serious problems.