Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is an adjunctive treatment for certain types of intractable epilepsy and treatment-resistant depression. Vagus, the tenth cranial nerve, arises from the medulla and carries both afferent and efferent fibers.  The afferent vagal fibers connect to the nucleus of the solitary tract which in turn projects connections to other locations in the central nervous system.  Little is understood about exactly(…)

Situation → Thought → Feeling → Reaction

Situation → Thought → Feeling → Reaction

Situation → Thought → Feeling → Reaction My therapists is working on breaking down stories I express in our sessions. So I can begin to see how the thought leads to the feeling therefore reaction. & write a second scenario where my thought is different and see how the feeling and reaction change dramatically as(…)

Cognitive Distortions

Cognitive Distortions

ALL OR NOTHING THINKING You see things in black and white.  Such as, all aspects of a project need to be completed immediately, or if your performance falls short of perfect, you see it as a total failure. OVERGENERALIZATION You see a single negative event as a never-ending pattern. MENTAL FILTER You pick out a(…)

Impulse Monitoring APP

Impulse Monitoring APP

Currently seeking an APP maker to partner with on this idea. This APP is based on our paper/pdf tool created for use in therapy to monitor an Impulse Control Disorder, based on the need for tracking Dermatillomania (compulsive skin picking). Based on Impulse Monitoring Chart.  Here’s a closer look of the PDF file concept: © KnowMental.com Please(…)

Bravery

Bravery

Bravery it takes to ask for help, not many have the courage in their heart or the care for their loved ones to do so. Thank you for being Brave (☮♥☺)! Featured Image Source: grownandflown.com      

“…think about the emptiness…”

“…think about the emptiness…”

“This page came forward when I began to think about the emptiness, desperation and loneliness of depression. I felt like I was invisible, someone without meaning or purpose. I felt lost and useless. My friends saw who I was on the outside not realizing that the real me was trapped inside unable to get out.(…)

“we’re not broken just bent … we can learn to love again”

“we’re not broken just bent … we can learn to love again”

Treating Depression with Supplements

Treating Depression with Supplements

Please always seek the advice of a health professional, do not attempt to self diagnose or treat oneself without first consulting a Doctor/Psychiatrist/Therapist.  Any addition of vitamins, medicine, remedies should always be discussed with a Doctor because they can interact with each other, diminish the effect of another medication, or have a toxic reaction in(…)

NutrEval

NutrEval

Amino Acid testing by Genova Diagnostics called NutrEval. Here is a link to have a closer look at the test results in pdf (there is much information to be learned from the test (examples below):  nutreval genova diagnostics I scored low markers in multiple vitamins/minerals that can contribute to/worsen Major Depression: Pyridoxine B6 – Deficiency(…)

Alpha-Stim®

Alpha-Stim®

The Alpha-Stim®’s proprietary waveform works by moving electrons through the brain at a variety of frequencies, collectively known as harmonic resonance. With these waveforms, it minimizes the effects of depression, shifts the emotional reactions of anxiety, calms the body to lessen insomnia and diminishes the levels of pain one may be experiencing.  This waveform normalizes(…)