News for Those Experiencing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

A new study reveals that those who have been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome actually have similar changes in the brain.  The study revealed those with CFS have less white matter  in the brain and, using DTI, a relatively recent study, abnormalities are found in the frontal and temporal lobe as well.  This study is important to those who are filing for Social Security Disability benefits as objective medical evidence is required in order to prove that a disabling condition exists.    For additional information please visit: http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2014/10/study-finds-brain-abnormalities-in-chronic-fatigue-patients.html

If you have any questions regarding a social security disability and/or a supplemental security income matter, please contact us at Sims & Stakenborg for a free consulation at 352-629-4080.

Brain Games

Why Motion is so Important to the Human Brain

There is a new TV show on the National Geographic Channel about the Brain

Its called  BRAIN GAMES

http://braingames.nationalgeographic.com/

 

 

 

The Human Brain may now extend to the Cloud!

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9231982/Kurzweil_Brains_will_extend_to_the_cloud

Marion County Health Department/Heart of Florida Contact Information

As we have previously discussed, the Heart of Florida will begin providing primary care services in Marion County, Florida beginning on October 1, 2012.  For information on primary care services provided by the Heart of Florida please contact 352-732-6599.  For services which continue to be provided by the Marion County Health Department, please contact 352-629-0137.

If you have questions regarding a social security disability claim, please feel free to give us a call for a free consultation at 352-629-0480.

Human Muscle Regenerated with Animal Help

Imagine being able to “Grow” or “Rebuild” muscle tissue after an injury.  New research discussed in the above article indicates it might be possible!

 

 

http://ocalaw.com/1088/

Anxiety – It Can Not Only Harm You, It Can Kill You!!

article by Oregon Hunter, MD

Anxiety, we all have it, because we are human beings, just trying to make it in our difficult lives. Some of us have an easier time of dealing with it, but those who haven’t developed this ability can really suffer.
It is the most common psychiatric diagnosis, sometimes short lived, sometimes a lifelong problem. This disorder may be expressed as a phobia (heights, spiders), or social phobia. A chronic form is PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder.
Brain circuits are found to be hyperresponsive, such as the amygdala. Brain neurotransmitter chemicals are out of balance, and this has resulted in the development of medications that can be used to bring this chemical disorder back under control.
Untreated anxiety literally wears the body down. It has been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death. (http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/286227-overview#aw2aab6b2b9aa)

Fortunately, there are many good medications for the treatment of anxiety. Treatment of unchecked anxiety will help an individual to lead a productive life and should not be associated with any negative stigma. It would be no different than treating other diseases, such as diabetes or seizures.
Other treatments include psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral modification, mediation, prayer, yoga, and exercise.
If you have questions about a Social Security Disability Claim please feel free to contact us 352-629-0480 or visit our website at www.ocalaw.com