This blog is more of a vent than deep insight or great knowledge. I hope you find it informative. I truly would like to hear your feedback on whether you have been getting quality of care or have been “getting serviced”.
A brain aneurysm is an abnormal, weak bulging spot on a blood vessel that causes outward ballooning of the arterial wall. Over time, the blood flow within the artery pounds against the weakened portions of the wall forming aneurysms. The month of September is dedicated to raising awareness about this subject.
National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month is a dedicated time to share resources and strength around a difficult subject. In an effort to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic, this month is dedicated to raising awareness and connecting individuals with suicidal ideation to treatment services.
A stressful situation can release stress hormones that trigger hormonal and physiological changes. This is known as the ‘fight or flight’ response. Think of a time when you experienced a stressful incident. Perhaps you were in a car accident, or had to give a speech in front of a large audience. Did your heart begin to pound? Did your muscles tense up? Perhaps you breathing rate increased or you started to sweat. These changes are the response of the sympathetic nervous system preparing you to fight the threat or flee to safety.
The average diet in the 1950’s was not made up of processed or fast food. Home cooking was still the norm. The work day was from 9am to 5pm, and families actually sat down together to eat dinner. Nowadays, most families are double income. Work days are longer, with some people working up to 14 hours a day.
In my blog, An Integrative Brain Injury Treatment Approach, I presented to you my 5 Prong Approach along with a list of the various Brain Health Experts that are on my integrative team. I also mentioned I would be presenting more in-depth information about each team member in the following weeks. In my last blog, I presented to you Yvonne Tam. In this blog, I am presenting to you Amy Karas MS, CCC-SLP our Speech-Language Pathologist, who is specialized in memory problems and improving organization skills.
Recently, I presented to a Chronic Pain Support group about what pain is and isn’t and where it is registered in the brain. If you look at the fMRI below, the location of where Pain is registered is very different where Sadness ( Suffering) is located. Now it is extremely important to note at this point the emotional component of Acute Pain is Anxiety, while the emotional component to Chronic Pain is Depression.
In my previous blog, An Integrative Brain Injury Treatment Approach, I presented to you my 5 Prong Approach, along with the various Brain Health Experts that make up my integrative team. In that blog, I explained how I would be presenting more in-depth information about each team member and the services they offer. Once again, I want to note that each member has their own private practice and yet we work as a unified team, who see each patient and client as a unique person.