Digital Self-Neuromodulation Therapy for PTSD: Interview with Oded Kraft, CEO of GrayMatters Health
GrayMatters Health, a medtech company based in Israel, has developed Prism for PTSD, a self-neuromodulation therapy. The company has identified what they describe as brain-mechanism-specific biomarkers for certain mental disorders. These involve combining fMRI and EEG data. The Prism for PTSD system targets a specific biomarker called amygdala-derived-EFP, which is involved in the fight or flight response, and which can frequently be triggered in those with PTSD. The new technique that GrayMatters Health developed involves applying an EEG cap to a patient’s head, and then placing them in front of a screen. An animatio...
Source: Medgadget - May 2, 2023 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: Exclusive Neurology Psychiatry GraymattersH PTSD Source Type: blogs

Borderline Personality Disorder: 8 Classic Signs Of BPD
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is considered one of the most serious personality disorders, but it does respond to treatment. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - January 24, 2023 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Personality Source Type: blogs

Can Amazon Capitalize on its Purchase of One Medical? Four Steps Toward Analytical Success
There’s naturally a lot of buzz over the acquisition of One Medical by All the big tech companies are convinced they can fix our health care system. Perhaps they will start serving up appropriate treatments the way they choose the movies we view or the political diatribes we consume. But I recently talked to Gus Malezis, CEO of the digital identity company Imprivata, to explore what Amazon has to do to make its investment pay off. Malezis pointed out that healthcare landscape is strewn with high-tech failures such as IBM Watson and Google Health. Patient data is just too scattered, too inaccurate, and too...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - September 16, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andy Oram Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Interoperability Amazon Amazon Healthcare Google Health Gus Malezis Healthcare Data IBM Watson Imprivata One Medical patient data Source Type: blogs

My biggest blind spot is me
I tend to size people up pretty quickly. Adult ADHD? I can diagnose it in about two minutes. Borderline personality disorder? About one minute. Bad actors on the Dr. Phil show? About 30 seconds (with the benefit of Dr. Phil ’s preamble). I can’t help it. I attribute my habit of analyzing people to my trainingRead more …My biggest blind spot is me originally appeared (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - November 7, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="" rel="tag" > Arthur Lazarus, MD, MBA < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Practice Management Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

“Drinking To Cope” Doesn’t Work, Even When We Believe That It Does
By Emma Young Have you ever felt a little anxious or low, and decided that a beer or a glass of wine would help? If so, you’re hardly alone. This exact thought process must play across the country every night of the week. There’s been surprisingly little solid research, though, into whether alcohol does actually relieve these negative feelings. Now new work led by Andrea M Wycoff at the University of Missouri-Columbia, US, concludes that in fact, it does not — and that people who “drink to cope” can even make their symptoms worse. The study involved 110 participants; 58 were from the general co...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - October 20, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Alcohol Mental health Source Type: blogs

A Sign Of Borderline Personality Disorder
The childhood experience that is linked to borderline personality disorder. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - October 17, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Child Psychology Personality Source Type: blogs

Borderline Personality Disorder: 8 Classic Signs Of BPD
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is considered one of the most serious personality disorders, but it does respond to treatment. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - August 2, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Personality Source Type: blogs

Study: Depression affects visual perception … making it more accurate
The brightness of Figures A and B is exactly the same, but they are perceived differently due to a difference in the background. This illusion was perceived similarly by the patients and healthy control subjects. The contrast of Figures C and D is exactly the same as well, but the perception of this illusion was weaker among the depressed patients than the control subjects. (Salmela et al, J. Psychiatry Neurosci, 2021) Depression affects visual perception (press release by University of Helsinki): Researchers specialised in psychiatry and psychology at the University of Helsinki investigated the effects of depression on vi...
Source: SharpBrains - April 19, 2021 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Brain/ Mental Health Education & Lifelong Learning behavioural tests Cerebral Cortex cortical processing depression electrophysiology perception tests psychiatry Psychology visual-perception Source Type: blogs

The Best Treatment For Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder affects over 5 percent of people at some point in their lives. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - February 10, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Personality Source Type: blogs

Relationship Advice from a Relationship Coach (in an Imperfect Relationship)
I heard that dreaded bling, and I knew it was not good news. I could feel the tension in my stomach and the messages said, "I don't think we should be in contact anymore." I wanted this to work out, since we felt a strong connection. As a relationship coach, people think I am perfect in relationships. I want you to know I am not, far from it. I am human, and I have my triggers and wounds that make me act like a hurt child at times. My expectations and needs are not always compatible with my significant other. And I make plenty of mistakes and mess up like everyone else. I want to share with you a re...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Thomas Westenholz Tags: depression family featured happiness psychology relationships self-improvement Breakup healing mental health motivation pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

The Perils of Overconfidence
In subtle and not-so-subtle ways, our society conveys the message that we should be a strong, confident person. We shouldn’t hesitate to grab what we want and express our views in a direct, forceful way. Being tentative, faltering, or uncertain earns us the reputation of being weak and indecisive. Assertiveness rules. Extraversion is prized. Humility is shameful. Do we pay a hidden price in our quest to be uncompromisingly assertive and project an image of strength and confidence?  Is it possible to become overconfident? No doubt you’ve met people who dazzle you with their apparent self-confidence and assertiveness. T...
Source: World of Psychology - July 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John Amodeo, PhD Tags: Habits Mindfulness Perfectionism Personality Assertiveness Borderline Personality Disorder Confidence emotional rigidity Insecurity Narcissism Resilience splitting Source Type: blogs

Psychology Around the Net: July 4, 2020
Happy 4th of July! Here in America, not only does July usher in the birthday celebrations of these United States, but since 2008 July has also been the Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, or Minority Mental Health Month, or even BIPOC Mental Health Month (Mental Health America has decided to phase out the word “minority” and instead refer to Blacks, Indigenous People, and People of Color). Regardless of how the name evolves, its original namesake — Bebe Moore Campbell — was a teacher, author, journalist, and mental health advocate who worked hard to bring awareness...
Source: World of Psychology - July 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alicia Sparks Tags: Psychology Around the Net Adhd Bebe Moore Campbell infant sleep issues Law Enforcement Minority Mental Health Awareness Month pandemic police Procrastination productivity hack young adults moving home Source Type: blogs

Feeling Trapped or Abandoned: When Relationships Run Hot or Cold
By nature, humans are wired for connection. We seek out others to share our lives with, with the goal of forming lasting and intimate bonds. So feeling trapped or abandoned in an intimate relationship shouldn’t be a common thing, should it? Actually, these experiences are common for partners who wind up repeating cycles within intimate relationships that they may be unaware of. Feeling trapped or abandoned are commonly seen in the push-pull dynamic found in unhealthy relationships; both styles often represent two sides of the same coin. Engulfment and Abandonment Defined Fear of being engulfed, or trapped, is often indic...
Source: World of Psychology - May 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dr. Annie Tanasugarn Tags: Relationships Abandonment Attachment Style Borderline Personality Engulfment Intimacy Self-Esteem Source Type: blogs

On labels and boundaries
What we call a disease matters. It matters to the person because a diagnosis is a marker: this problem is known, it’s recognised, it’s real (Mengshoel, Sim, Ahlsen & Madden, 2017). It matters to the clinician, particularly medical practitioners, but also those clinicians working within a largely “disease-oriented” framework (for example, physiotherapists, osteopaths) (Haskins, Osmotherly, Rivett, 2015; Kennedy, 2017). It matters also to insurance companies, or funding providers – who is in, and who is out. The diagnostic label itself hides a great many assumptions. The ways in which dia...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - April 6, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: BronnieLennoxThompson Tags: Assessment Chronic pain Clinical reasoning Coping strategies Pain conditions Professional topics Uncategorized Source Type: blogs