What is Anxiety
Worry or fear that is persistent, seemingly uncontrollable, overwhelming and interferes with daily activities is diagnosed as anxiety disorder. The term “anxiety disorder” includes generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder (also called social phobia), and specific phobias. Individuals with the condition may exhibit physical symptoms, such as racing heartbeat, shortness of breath, chest tightness, dry mouth, butterflies in the stomach, nausea, tremors and sweating. This is often accompanied by psychological symptoms, such as inner tension, agitation, fear of losing control, dread that something catastrophic is going to happen and irritability. Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses affecting children and adults, but only one-third of people suffering from the condition receive treatment, in spite of the fact that it is treatable.
What Causes Anxiety
There are many factors that can trigger an anxiety disorder, including stress, physical factors (such as thyroid problems), childhood environment, genetic predispositions and biochemical imbalances (changes in levels of chemical messengers in the brain). However, several imaging studies have suggested abnormalities in the cognitive control systems of emotion regulation in individuals suffering from anxiety disorders. The amygdala, which is labeled as the brain’s “fear center”, processes sensory information and communicates threat importance to the rest of the brain. The prefrontal cortex, the part of the frontal lobes lying just behind the forehead, is the key area involved in Executive Functions, which refer to a set of brain-based cognitive skills that help people regulate their thinking, emotions, and behavior. The prefrontal cortex keeps the amygdala in check and “gets a grip” on the excessive anxiety by exerting a relatively sophisticated, moderating influence on the region. Studies have shown that when attempting to regulate their emotional responses, individuals with anxiety disorders are often unable to activate the brain’s prefrontal regions that are involved in the downregulation of negative emotions and fail to effectively engage the prefrontal cortex to suppress fear.
Cerebra’s Treatment for Anxiety
Individuals suffering from anxiety disorders can benefit vastly by the use of Cerebra TurboBrain (CTB) technology, since most of their anxiety issues are centered around a poorly functioning PFC, and that is what Cerebra targets. CTB’s outstanding technology resolves anxiety issues by increasing Cerebral Blood Flow into the Pre-frontal cortex. CTB’s cerebral blood flow measuring technology, in which a specially designed sensor sends brain readings to the computer in real time, enables the individual to control the on-screen activity by the mind alone, thus, enhancing cognitive abilities, lowering stress and anxiety levels, and helping achieve inner calm & peace. Completely safe, drug-free, and used by thousands of adults and children in the US for over a decade now, CTB is now also being used in India, including Mumbai and New Delhi.
Cerebra’s suite of brain enhancement and regeneration technologies also includes Cerebra PhotoBioStim (CPBS), which uses coherent light to directly stimulate affected areas in the brain, all over the scalp. The basic biochemical pathways activated by CPBS, e.g., increased ATP production, and signaling pathways activated by reactive oxygen species, nitric oxide release, and increased cyclic adenosine monophosphate (AMP), all work together to produce beneficial effects in brains whose function has been compromised by depression-related neurodegeneration.
Both CTB and CPBS offer great potential in the resolution of depression and are already delivering promising results for affected people across Asia, including Mumbai and New Delhi. Please visit the Scientific Research section in the website to read about the vast amount of studies that is being done on CTB and CPBS technologies.
Why Early Intervention Is Important In Treatment for Anxiety
Anxiety often leads to inefficient utilization of mental resources and the quality of one’s life is severely compromised by unfounded fears, desperate conscious efforts to improve performance, sleeplessness and emotional instability. Research shows that the longer one waits, the greater the impairment can be down the road and hence, the earlier the treatment with CTB and CPBS is started, the more effective it will be.
Please visit the Success Stories section in the website to read heart-warming testimonials of the remarkable benefits being experienced by individuals after undergoing CTB and CPBS training.