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.
Psychotherapy helps the patient deal with behavioral and emotional problems, as well as psychological reactions to life events. The approaches to this form of treatment incude behavioral medicine, medication therapy (pharmacology), and of course, traditional “talk” therapy.
There are many products and methods for treating severe headaches, especially migraines, which are common with traumatic brain injury. My training in hypnosis has helped many people over the course of my 31 years in private practice as a health psychologist.
We are born with the ability to read. Yet, some people learn early without being taught, while others need instructions. Still others have difficulties, called dyslexia.