Cellphones, Programs that will Brain Hack? I Doubt It.

 

 

 

Cellphone programs for brain hacking? I doubt it. That has been said about media throughout the years. Newspapers was said to be brain hacking. Radio was said to be brain hacking. Television was said to be brain hacking, as well as, computers. Now, cellphones?

Any effective researcher knows that to discover what really causes what is not easy to proof. Achieving high reliability and validity, that is, cause and effect, that cellphone programs brain hack is very difficult to show. There are too many variables to narrow it to the programs on your cellphone.

Spending too much time on your cellphone, like other forms of media, is just another form of distraction to a deeper emotional and psychological distress. Ineffectively, it is often used to try to cope with depression or anxiety.

Do not blame the programs on your cellphone or any other from of media for being unhappy in your life. Instead, for example, focus on being a better parent. Effective parenting will teach your kids how to cope with diversities in life, including the use of cellphones. So, do not blame the cellphone for why your child is spending many hours on their phones.

How Should the Healthcare System Work To Help Treat Substance Abuse and Deal with the Opioid Epidemic

 

#alcoholabusestudy

Check out Bloomberg.com for a breakdown statistics on alcohol abuse.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-09/america-s-drinking-problem-is-much-worse-this-century

 

 

Back-to-School Anxiety No More

It is normal to have, now and then, depression or anxiety throughout our lives. These are positive signs that tells us that something in our inner self needs improvement. Personal Revolution Therapy encourages us  to stop finding ways to get rid off depression or anxiety, an unrealistic approach to mental wellness. Instead, let us find permanent mental tools to help us cope with depression or anxiety that, inevitably, is part of our ongoing human nature to help us deal with  diversities in life.

Back-to-school anxiety is an example of normalcy in our kids. Not giving our kids the proper mental tools to cope with anxiety may lead them to develop chronic and diagnosable anxiety disorders later in their lives, like 60-80% of school age kids now, that triggers poor school performance, poor social skills, and be at risk for substance abuse, thus, requiring psychiatric treatment.

Personal Revolution Therapy addresses three simple parenting techniques that can prevent kids from developing back-to-school chronic anxiety .

  1. Ask how they are feeling about going back to school
  2. Allow for open communication
  3. Help them find their own solutions to their anxiety with encouragement and guidance

End Unhappy Relationships When You Hear…

There are three phrases you must pay attention to that will  help you decide to end a chronic unsatisfying, unfulfilling, and unloving relationship.

We struggle to end a long term unhappy relationship because we feel we have invested our time and emotional energy to that relationship. Many times we stay in a bad relationship for particle reasons such as financial and/or keeping the family together. By the way, staying in a unhappy marriage because of the children is a bad idea. Children learn about relationships by watching their parents’ own relationship with each other.  You are showing your children, especially, your daughters, that their happiness does not matter.

 

Anti-Memory Loss Prevention For Our Kids’ Future

Many patients in their early 50’s and with memory problems tell me that they have suffered some type of head trauma while playing sports as kids. There is a higher probability that you will suffer memory problems if you have had head trauma from playing youth sports, especially, in high school/college football and cheering. The statistics on head trauma among youth sports is staggering.

However, I like to be more optimistic to think that we are doing a better job in informing parents about concussions, as well as, developing better sport equipments to protect our kids from suffering head traumas.

Youth football and cheerleading season is around the corner. Please, please, continue to monitor your kids that they use proper sport gear and, especially with cheerleading, that all possible precautions are taken to protect our kids from injuries.  By taking these steps, we parents, are helping prevent our kids from having memory problems as adults.

 

https://web.usafootball.com/health-safety/concussion-awarenesshttp://www.cbsnews.com/videos/dr-agus-on-new-football-brain-study-this-is-a-major-issue/

Opiate Induced Constipation, Epitome Example of Medical Practice In America

The opioid crisis in America should focus on both intervention and prevention therapies. Not only do we need better treatments to help those suffering from opioid abuse, but we also need better medical and psycho-educational programs to prevent patients from getting addicted to those addictive medications.

Constipation is a side-effect of opioid usage. Some drug companies advertise heavily on drugs that supposed to treat constipation. This is the epitome of putting too much attention in alleviating side-effects of prescribed drugs. Equal attention should also be given in developing better preventive programs to avoid getting addicted to those drugs. Those who abuse opiates, for example, tend to have comorbidity with other psychological disorders. Chronic depression and anxiety are such comorbidity that need to be incorporated  into preventive programs, more overtly.

 

http:/https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/5/23/15680096/trump-budget-opioid-epidemic