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BRAIN MANAGEMENT

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BRAIN HEALTH

Objective Change

BRAIN MANAGEMENT

Concussion

(m)TBI - (Mild) Traumatic Brain Injury

Living an active lifestyle an important part of many people’s lives, but several carry the risk of brain trauma or a concussion. This health risk increases when a brain injury is not fully recovered and activity resumes prematurely. But how does a physician know when the brain is fully healed, much less know when a concussive event occurred?

Receiving a baseline brain assessment and scan allows one to capture an image of an individual's brain activity, and the importance of a baseline scan is to serve as a comparison tool when measuring the most current brain activity following a concussive event.

Brain wave analyses can provide a unique picture of a concussion that compliments standard assessments. Following a concussive impact incident, or if experiencing symptoms of a brain injury, a post-concussion brain assessment & scan can compare data of the most current brain activity against their original baseline scan, the most "normal" brain activity. Studies have found that the P300 voltage and physical reaction time correlate with symptomatic concussive events. When a baseline brain assessment and a scan has been obtained, a physician can assess the condition of the brain after a potential concussive impact incident by comparing a post-concussion scan against the baseline scan. Studies have found that electrical responses to sound and physical reaction time are affected by a concussion and the normalization of these measures correlates with symptomatic recovery. By adding more objective assessments of recovery we hope to reduce the long-term danger from concussions and brain injuries.

 

Concussions are multifaceted and require a variety of assessments. Currently, a brain's state is assessed through standard performance, subjective methods. However, performance and symptoms can normalize before the brain has healed. Research shows that EEG brain scans and brainwave analyses can provide a unique picture of the brain through an objective measurement that compliments these standard assessments.

Concussions and Muscle Beta Tension

Muscle tension, both in the neck and jaw, can be associated with a potential concussive impact and often presents with similar symptoms as a concussion. While a concussion presents a decrease in amplitude, muscle tension may be seen in an EEG scan from heightened brain wave activity on the raw signal without a change in amplitude or latency, not associated with a concussion.

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Concussions and Audio P300

The Audio P300 research has shown that an increase in latency and/or a decrease in amplitude has been observed in various conditions associated with brain trauma and concussions. Research shows concussed participants often pass clinical tests while still displaying electrophysiological deficits, and that ERPs from EEGs constituting a useful adjunct in monitoring the clinical course and recovery of concussion in athletes. 

BRAIN WELLNESS

Objective Change

 

BRAIN MANAGEMENT

Memory Loss

Dementia - Alzheimer's

Personalized health is one of the fastest-growing specialties worldwide. The aspirations of physicians focused on quality-of-life management are to keep physical and mental functioning high throughout life. Recent polls show Americans fear Alzheimer’s more than any other disease. These patients and their physicians are well versed in therapies to manage age-related mental declines, declines that are otherwise considered to be a part of normal aging. 

The assessment platform has explored new algorithms to look for pre-symptom Alzheimer’s in a 20-year longitudinal database, finding potential markers of Alzheimer’s three years before symptom onset. This system provides a simple, data-driven approach to brain assessment that is creating a better future for people of all ages.

 

Doctors diagnose Alzheimer's and other types of dementia based on a careful medical history, a physical examination, laboratory tests, and the characteristic changes in thinking, day-to-day function and behavior associated with each type. Through routine EEG brain scans, detection in decreasing P300 amplitude can indicate a cognitive decline, and intervention can be administered if the noticeable change is worry-some. 

Dementia and Audio P300

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The Audio P300 research has shown that an increase in latency and/or a decrease in amplitude has been observed in various conditions associated with dementia and memory loss. Research shows the P300 brain potential is sensitive to Alzheimer’s disease processes during its early stages, and  ERP can aid in the diagnosis of dementia and may help in the assessment of early Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Results have concluded significant P300 change is responsive to the deterioration of language, memory, and executive functions and could be used as biological markers that indicate impaired neuropsychological functions in Alzheimer's. Increased P300 latency amplitude is related to the higher risk of progression dementia and decreasing and low amplitude is more common in those with Alzheimer's than healthy. 

 

MENTAL HEALTH

Objective Indication

BRAIN MANAGEMENT

Anxiety

Anxiety is not a simple diagnosis as it takes many forms and can also accompany other medical conditions. To diagnose anxiety, a complete physical examination is essential. This helps your doctor discover or rule out other illnesses that may be causing your symptoms or that may be masked by the symptoms. A complete personal history is also necessary for your doctor to make an accurate diagnosis.

Research suggesting that EEG-related technologies can provide a complementary view of brain function alongside standard screenings and assessments measuring anxiety. EEG studies have found a link between hemispheric asymmetry in frontal regions of the cortex and anxiety symptoms. 

Anxiety and F3/F4 Alpha Power

EEG studies have shown a link between hemispheric asymmetry in frontal regions of the cortex and anxiety symptoms suggesting anxiety is meaningfully related to relative frontal EEG asymmetry at rest (F3/F4 <1).

 

Research shows an atypical pattern of resting frontal cortical asymmetry can serve as a risk factor for the development of depression or other emotion-related disturbances where hemispheric specialization for cortical systems mediates motivational and emotional processes. 

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BRAIN MANAGEMENT

Depression

 

Laboratory tests are not very helpful when it comes to diagnosing depression. In fact, talking with the patient may be the most important diagnostic tool the doctor has. To effectively diagnose and treat depression, the doctor must hear about specific symptoms of depression. A doctor may use a series of standard questions to screen for depression.

 

Research suggesting that EEG-related technologies can provide a complementary view of brain function alongside standard screenings and assessments measuring depression. EEG studies have found a link between hemispheric asymmetry in frontal regions of the cortex and depression symptoms. 

Depression and F3/F4 Alpha Power

EEG studies have shown a link between hemispheric asymmetry in frontal regions of the cortex and depression symptoms suggesting depression is meaningfully related to relative frontal EEG asymmetry at rest (F3/F4 <1).

 

Research shows an atypical pattern of resting frontal cortical asymmetry can serve as a risk factor for the development of depression or other emotion-related disturbances where hemispheric specialization for cortical systems mediates motivational and emotional processes.

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BRAIN MANAGEMENT

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

 

There is no single test used to diagnose ADHD. Experts diagnose ADHD after a person has shown some or all of the symptoms on a regular basis for more than six months and in more than one setting. Like most diagnoses, many tools and assessments are needed to make the most accurate conclusion.

ADHD and Thera/Beta at CZ

EEG scans using Theta/Beta ratios at Cz associated with cortical arousal and high Theta/Beta ratios correlate with ADHD. Research shows a 94% true positive accuracy for ADHD.

 

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was found to be characterized by a deviant pattern of electrocortical activity during resting state, particularly increased theta and decreased beta activity. 

 

BRAIN MANAGEMENT

PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Although the hallmark of post-traumatic stress disorder is having experienced or witnessed a traumatic event, there are a variety of distressing symptoms that someone with PTSD will experience after the event. Understanding that some of these symptoms may overlap with other mental health conditions and it is important that a thorough evaluation is done to make sure the diagnosis of PTSD is accurate.

In addition to using the DSM-5 manual to assess for PTSD criteria, a medical professional will likely want to complete a physical examination to check for medical problems that could be contributing to or causing symptoms. There is a growing body of research suggesting that EEG-related technologies can provide a complementary view of brain function alongside standard screenings and assessments measuring anxiety and depression, often associated with PTSD. EEG studies have found a link between hemispheric asymmetry in frontal regions of the cortex and PTSD symptoms. 

PTSD and Audio P300

PTSD and F3/F4 Alpha Power

EEG studies have shown a link between hemispheric asymmetry in frontal regions of the cortex and depression symptoms suggesting PTSD is meaningfully related to relative frontal EEG asymmetry at rest. Research shows an atypical pattern of resting frontal cortical asymmetry can serve as a risk factor for the development of depression or other emotion-related disturbances where hemispheric specialization for cortical systems mediates motivational and emotional processes.  

 

Differences in Alpha power between the left and ride sides of the brain can give information about emotional states. Large differences in Alpha power between the left-front and right-front of the brain have been associated with anxiety and depression, often correlated with PTSD.  Studies have linked  PTSD with decreases in low-frequency waves, notably in the right temporoparietal region. The differences in the levels of the waves may explain some of the symptoms of anxiety for someone with PTSD.

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