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Our society seems to be swimming in a flood of anxiety. I see people that do not understand what this implies and do not want to admit that they even have such a thing lurking around them. I see people that do not want to admit that their depression is making them into a black hole. We have to first realize that these emotions are living in us before we can get a handle on how they are affecting our lives. If we admit that these emotions are in us then something can be done.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 19.1% of adults struggle with anxiety disorder, this was measured between 2001 and 2003. I can only imagine that the percentage is going up.
Some of the scientists at the University of Utah have been studying mice, in relation to anxiety. They have been able to work with a part of the brain called microglia. Withing the microglia is what is called Hoxb8, which is linked to the DNA of the same name. These microglia seek out and destroy pathogens They are also connected to being able to suppress OCD and anxiety. Sort of like a nice blanket. However, they also are connected to Alzheimer's and other neurogenerative diseases.
What this study found is that the microglia can be hijacked at the developmental stage of adolescences. So they are finding a hormonal link. This is exciting news for the 38% of adolescent girls and the 26.1 adolescent boys.
LENS neurofeedback can help with anxiety. It helps the brain to work with itself and calm down.
Hello, my name is Dana Lee Collins M.A.,L.P.C. I am a psychotherapist that has been trained in the art of neurofeedback. This science helps to heal the brain of trauma. I am dedicated to helping people heal.