The worlds of technology and health and constantly growing closer and closer together. Whether youâ€™re at a medical hospital, physical therapy, or visiting a psychiatrist, chances are that technology is going to play a role in your treatment.
One such technology is making a name for itself in the medical and psychological community as an innovative way to help treat patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). Those with MDD have an imbalance in their brain activity: the areas involved in emotion processing are in a hyperactive state, while the cognitive control and emotional regulation areas show decreased activity. Now, a new app is aiming to balance those two areas of the brain.
Continue reading Study: App Aims to Treat Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
Iâ€™ve talked before about how technology is taking over, about how many times weâ€™re â€œaccidentallyâ€ sucked into our phones. Weâ€™re checking our social media accounts, multiple times a day for no other reason that the fear of missing out (FOMO).
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Itâ€™s been estimated that nearly 16 million adults age 18+ have been affected by depression, and close to 10% suffer from mood disorders. Can you guess what the most common treatment method is for both of these things? You guessed it: medication. And the number of people being prescribed these medications is on the rise. The second most common method for treating depression and other mood disorders is cognitive based therapy. But thereâ€™s another method thatâ€™s gaining popularity: mindfulness.
Continue reading Is Mindfulness Replacing Therapy for Battling Depression?
Unfortunately, not the pay gap, although hopefully that will improve soon too!
While some people choose to gift flowers, jewelry, or cute nic nacs to their mothers or wives on special occasions, others choose the route of technology. And do you want to know why? Although weâ€™re all aiming for gender equality, itâ€™s no secret that women still have it rougher than men, and technology can help change that!
Continue reading Technology is Helping Close the Gap for Women