Anxiety Bad for Your Nerves... and Now Your Brain, Too
Midlife Anxiety as a Possible Cause of Dementia?
Everyone gets anxious from time to time -- it's a normal reaction to stressful events in our lives. However, anxiety that crosses the line and becomes excessive can be a debilitating disorder that compromises everyday living.
Anxiety disorders can manifest as panic attacks, excessive rumination, obsessive behaviors and chronic worrying, and can trigger gastrointestinal distress, migraines, insomnia... and possibly dementia.
In a new study co-funded by the Alzheimer's Society, researchers found an association with moderate to severe anxiety in midlife and dementia in later life. The study authors found that excessive anxiety "speeds up brain cell aging and degeneration in the central nervous system" which may increase vulnerability to dementia.
Neurofeedback brain-wave training can help to regulate abnormal brain-wave patterns that trigger anxiety -- without medications and the severe side effects that often occur. Neurofeedback therapy actually trains the brain to produce calm, normal brainwaves, reducing anxiety and potentially reducing the risk of cognitive disorders like dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.
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