Day 2 :
Neuroplastician, the Mental Performance Institute, Evanston.
Keynote: Progressively Accelerated Cognitive Exertion: A Novel Non-Pharma Approach to Overcoming Depression
Time : 10:00am to 10:30am
John Kennedy, Neuroplastician. John spent 25 years as a Sr. Level Process and Project Management consultant before the Marines contracted him in 2007 to develop the world’s first Targeted Neuroplasticity Training program to apply his unique methodologies to the brain to improve mental efficiency. After successfully helping Marines, Snipers, Special Operations forces and their instructors, pilots he created several pilot programs to help people with brain trauma including children with learning disabilities, TBI, PTSD, depression and MCI. To date thousands of people have experienced CBT and 100% report significant improvements in performance in all areas of their lives.
This unique approach to improving cognitive function and mood regulation was developed at the request of the US Marines in 2007 initially as a program to improve intuition and decision making under stress. The core modality is a sries of non-digital exercises that optimize CNS and PNS connectivity to create the robust stimulation critical for fast neuroplasticity changes in functional neuronal circuits. Gradually increasing the difficulty (progressively accelerated cognitive exertion) increases beneficial far effects and creates postive anticipation which releases dopomine and creates positive feelings of accomplishment and self worth. This reverses the spiral of negative reinforcement that leads to deeper depression. When performed with another person (family member or caregiver) or in a group, positive socialization from a shared expereince also boost positivity. Included will be a case study of a patient diagnosed with severe depression and BPD and his remarkable recovery.
Dr.Shabbir Saifuddin Author received a post-graduate degree in Ophthalmology in 1987 from Mangalore University in India and has undergone clinical training at London MOORFIELDS Eye Hospital) and Munich (University Eye Hospital ) and has 35 years of experience as an Ophthalmologist. He has published over 30 papers in journals and at various regional and international conferences.
In recent years, the relationship between dry eye disease (DED) and psychiatric disorders has been gaining attention. The relationship between dry eye symptoms and psychiatric symptoms has been reported in multiple retrospective studies. However, in previous studies, there have been limitations to these observations, such as a lack of close examination of either DED or mood symptoms.
Aim & Objectives: In recent years, the relationship between dry eye disease (DED) and psychiatric disorders has been gaining attention. The relationship between dry eye symptoms and psychiatric symptoms has been reported in multiple retrospective studies.
Material & Methods: In this study, we evaluated the psychological state and social functionality of DED patients by administering validated psychiatric tests as well as ophthalmologic examinations twice during the course of DED treatment. Forty subjects (61.3 ± 18.1-years old) received the primary psychiatric assessments and 26 received the secondary psychiatric assessments.
Results: In a cross-sectional examination, we found patients with depressive and/or anxiety symptoms had higher Dry Eye Related Quality of Life Score (DEQ) scores, whereas the objective symptoms of DED did not differ between groups. We also found a positive relationship between depression/anxiety scores and DED subjective symptoms. On the other hand, in the longitudinal examination, we found psychiatric symptoms had no impact on subjective and objective DED symptoms throughout the course of DED symptoms.
Conclusion: We found depression and anxiety were related to the subjective symptoms of DED but not the objective symptoms.
- Depression, COVID, and migrants
Ryan Zia Arslaan is a student of 3rd-year general medicine Karaganda Medical University, Kazakhstan. I worked on publications related to coronavirus and aimed to continue it.
Mental pain is more dramatic and painful than physical pain, it is more common and hardest to bear as we know its easier to complain my leg is paining in spite of “my head feels like hammered or poked”. The aim of this study on migrant laborers working in Kazakhstan was conducted aiming to discover their suffering due to the COVID outbreak. We interviewed Indian migrant workers associated with our university who were selected, questioned, and physically examined. And discovered.
Almost 60% were depressed since they suffer hopelessness, loss of interest, sadness, lack of knowledge about the pandemic. 20% suffer excess sleepiness, and around 20% suffer fatigue, loss of appetite, all suffer weight gains, job insecurity. No one was observed as healthy as before due to depression. We conclude by this study demonstrates that urgent need for health and mental health care for migrant laborers needs to be provided and knowledge related to pandemic shall also be provided by the personalized conference, especially for central Asian laborers
Professor of Clinical Psychology
Sam Vaknin is a visiting Professor of Clinical Psychology at Southern Federal University, Senior Correspondent at New York Daily Sun and Professor of Finance at Ciaps Past: Narcissus Publications and Healthcare Reform Committee, Ministry of Health, RO Macedonia.
Total reactance characterizes Psychopaths, Borderlines, trauma victims (PTSD and CPTSD), and people with mood disorders and impulse control issues. They escalate every conflict, however minor or imaginary, to the level of nuclear, apocalyptic, all-annihilating warfare and make disproportionate use of every weapon in their arsenal simultaneously.
Trauma imprints everything and everyone involved or present in the stressful event, however tangentially. Places, people, smells, sounds, circumstances, objects, dates, and categories of the above, all get "stamped" with the traumatic experience.