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.
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
Dr. Spencer O. Miller, owner, and physician here at The Brain Treatment Center Dallas was interviewed by Dr. Stephen Newhart of Vigor Active, on his "Economy Fitness" podcast regarding the benefits of MeRT treatment! When Dr. Miller was approached by Dr. Newhart to be a guest on his show, he was thrilled to share more information about MeRT, which stands for Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy, and to discuss its benefits that he has seen first hand with the hundreds of patients that he has seen in his Dallas, Texas clinic. Dr. Spencer O. Miller and Dr. Newhart discuss how physical fitness and brain health go hand in hand, and how important it is to keep both the body and the brain optimized for optimal health and quality of life. Non-invasive and non-pharmaceutical treatment is available … [Read more...] about Dr. Spencer O. Miller Podcast