Integrated Neuropsychological Services

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Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Recommended Reading
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“The Teenage Brain” by Dr. Francis Jensen

Have you ever been curious about the teenage brain? Or felt frustrated when trying to understand the behavior of your teenager or young adult? Neuroscientist Dr. Frances Jensen, the chair of the Neurology department at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, is the author of the fascinating book “The Teenage Brain.” In “The Teenage Brain,” she provides clear and well-researched answers as to why teenagers are especially impulsive, moody, and not very good at responsible decision-making.

 

Click here to listen to or read the transcript of Dr. Jensen’s interview with Terry Gross of NPR from 2016

 

 

“Hi, My Name is Brene, and I am a Blamer”

Do you ever blame yourself or others for things that go wrong in life? You are not alone . In this brief RSA Short, researcher and author Brené Brown considers why we blame others, how it sabotages our relationships, and why we desperately need to move beyond this toxic behavior

Interested in talking with a counselor about blame? Check out our counseling services page or visit our staff page to get in contact with a licensed professional.

The Neuroscience of Empathy

Neuroscience of Empathy

“Feelings of empathy may seem subtle and personal, but this study, which used stories of human hardship to inspire feelings of empathic care and distress, found that the brain patterns associated with these feelings are consistent and predictable across individuals. NeuroscienceNews.com image is for illustrative purposes only.”

Empathy, the ability to understand and share the feelings of another, is a key part of how we connect emotionally with others. Recent Neuroscience research suggests that the different feelings associated with empathy involve distinct patterns of brain activity. Contrary to popular thought, the patterns of brainwaves associated with empathy are not located to just one part of the brain.  In fact, when participants reported feeling empathy for another person, brain activity was spread throughout the brain and involved multiple regions.  For further reading, click here for the article.

Further Reading

Interested in empathy? Click here to watch  Brene Brown, LMSW, explain some of her groundbreaking research in empathy via a short cartoon.

 

Neurofeedback Reduces Symptoms of Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Neurofeedback

According to the study listed below, Neurofeedback improved symptoms associated with CIPN.

Coping with a life-changing diagnosis such as cancer can be incredibly difficult, in part because treatment such as Chemotherapy is not without side effects.

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) affects an estimated 71% to 96% of patients with cancer 1 month after receiving chemotherapy. CIPN is often accompanied by pain, burning sensations, tingling, and loss of feeling. According to the study listed here, Neurofeedback may reduce the symptoms of CIPN in patients with cancer.

For more about Neurofeedback therapy at INPS, please click here.

The Benefits of Neurofeedback

               At INPS, our clinicians recognize that mental health treatment includes treating the brain as well as the mind. As mental health awareness month draws to a close, please take time to listen to Dr. Laurence Hirshberg, Ph.D., as he explains the benefits of retraining your brain through Neurofeedback, a therapy offered as part of the treatment plan at INPS.

To read more about Neurofeedback at Integrated Neuropsychological Services, please click here.

Office Closure for Memorial Day

In honor of Memorial Day, our office will be closed on 5/29/2017 and will resume regular business hours on 5/30/2017. To visit our regular home page, please click here.Memorial Day 2017

Welcome to Integrated Neuropsychological Services!

Formerly MindWorks, Integrated Neuropsychologial Services is an independently owned and operated Neuropsychological clinic. We are dedicated to providing research-based, personalized, and confidential psychological services to the Northwest Arkansas community and surrounding areas.  Our services include psychological testing, neurofeedback, QEEG, and both individual and group counseling. We are proud to be a member of the Northwest Arkansas community, and look forward to serving you.