Parkinson's Disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's. And a new study, published in December 2022 and backed by the Parkinson's Foundation, found that the incidence of the disease in the United States was 50% greater than previously estimated. The study was the most comprehensive ever done in North America. Takeaways include: The prior estimate of Parkinson's incidence was 40,000 to 60,000 per year. The new research shows that the number of diagnoses per year is almost 1.5 times higher, at approximately 90,000. Estimates of Parkinson's disease incidence increase with those aged 65 and older. Incidence estimates are higher in males than females, no matter the age. Rates of Parkinson's disease are higher in certain geographic regions: the … [Read more...] about Is Parkinson’s Disease More Prevalent than We Thought? A New Study Says Yes.
Dr. Eric Won, President and Chief Medical Officer of Wave Neuroscience, was featured on the "Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning" Podcast. Dr. Won discussed not only how MeRT works but also how the brain responds to trauma — and how MeRT can help to resolve that trauma. Wave Neuroscience is the technology company that developed this treatment protocol. Dr. Spencer Miller, a Board-certified neurologist, in Dallas is the first physician to bring this state-of-the-art technology to Texas. Since opening his clinic in early 2019, he and his team have successfully treated hundreds of patients for conditions to include: Depression Anxiety Autism PTSD Traumatic brain injury/concussion After-effects of COVID-19 in the brain ADHD Parkinson's … [Read more...] about MeRT Featured on the “Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning” Podcast
Antidepressants are everywhere these days, and it’s no wonder: Depression among adults in the United States tripled in the early months of the COVID pandemic. And new research shows that this only increased in 2021, with depression affecting one in every three American adults. However, when it comes to treating depression, what works for one person may not work for another. And while the right antidepressant can be a lifesaver for many people, it’s also important to understand that medication is not the complete answer when treating depression or anxiety. In fact, many people find that antidepressants aren’t working as they’d hoped, despite trying multiple different medications. Moreover, the more combinations of these drugs some people try, the less likely they will respond positively. … [Read more...] about A Proven, Drug-Free Alternative to Antidepressants