Mental Health INFO CENTER
Brain Training Basics
How can you improve your brainpower? Brain training starts with brain games, like solitare and sudoku, and continues with a brain food diet. Throw in smart lifestyle choices (stress less!) and frequent exercise and you can forget about memory loss!
Brain Food: How Do Antioxidants Work?
Brain food: It's vital to prevent memory loss and improve the mind! Some of the best super foods contain antioxidants (like vitamin C, beta carotene and vitamin A) and others are full of omega-3 fatty acids. Learn more about brain foods here!
Understanding Dissociative Amnesia
We often assume that memory loss or amnesia stems from brain damage. Sometimes though, memory problems occur as the result of trauma. This is known as dissociative amnesia, and it can severely jeopardize mental health.
Understanding Organic Amnesia
When a person experiences memory problems or memory loss as a result of brain damage, it is known as organic amnesia. Memories may be lost temporarily or result in long-term amnesia. Learn more about retrograde and anterograde amnesia now.
Group Therapy: The Pros and Cons
Is group therapy for you? For some people dealing with depression, anxiety, or substance abuse, a therapy group is very healing. Learn more about the dynamics of group therapy.
Simple Tips to Improve Your Memory
While some memory loss is inevitable with age, it IS possible to improve memory and even to decrease dementia and Alzheimer's risk. Want to improve your memory? Easy! Play some simple brain games!
Is Ginkgo Biloba the Miracle Memory Vitamin?
You've heard that Ginkgo biloba supplements can improve memory, decrease alzheimer's and dementia risk and help in a host of other health issues. So should you believe the Ginko biloba hype?
Mental Illness: Understanding Treatment Options
There are many treatment options for mental illness. From group therapy and cognitive therapy, to medications, like paxil, xanax and klonopin, to more extreme options, like electroconvulsive therapy, mental health issues can be managed.
What is Munchausen Syndrome?
Munchausen syndrome is a mental illness whereby a person pretends to be sick or makes himself sick regularly. Diagnosis of Munchausen is difficult, as people with the mental condition are adept at faking illness. Get the facts now.
Understanding Phantom Limb Pain
Phantom limb is a condition experienced by some amputees following an amputation. The pain is psychiatric in nature, which means it originates in the brain, but phantom limb pain manifests as a physical reality!
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