Health Benefits of Positive Social Interactions

Humans are social creatures. Much of our happiness and development rests on having plenty of positive social interactions. Nothing fuels the soul like spending time with your loved ones. Whether it’s a night out with friends or a weekend with the family, spending time with those we love can [...]

Spring Cleaning Your Emotions

It’s that time of year again! The birds are chirping, the days are longer, and everyone is itching to spring clean the house. During this time, when the weather starts getting nicer, people find they want to declutter their drawers, basements, and garages – ditching everything that reminds them [...]

How Neurofeedback Can Provide Healing from Childhood Trauma

Child abuse or any childhood trauma is a horrific experience, with effects lasting for decades if left untreated. Depending on the level of abuse or trauma, the brain reacts in such a way that often hides the exact sequence of events, which then manifests into exterior behavioral issues. According [...]

7 Strategies to Stop Overthinking & Decrease Anxiety

Do you constantly find yourself in the cycle of “What If” thinking? What if they never call me back? What if I say the wrong thing? What if I don’t finish this assignment on time? These are just a few examples of things that can lead us to overthink [...]

TBIs and Dementia: Is There a Link?

It’s long been speculated that traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can cause dementia disorders later in life. Dementia is a general term for the decline in mental abilities as we age, often resulting in severe interference with daily life. One of the most common types of dementia is Alzheimer’s Disease, [...]

The Link Between Depression and Irritable Bowel Disease

Many people know that irritable bowel disease and depression often go hand in hand. However, there is no research to suggest that IBD causes depression and vice versa. Still, that doesn’t stop some people with IBD from suffering from depression, and it doesn’t prevent depression sufferers from experiencing some of [...]

Five Ways Depression is Affecting Your Relationships

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) affects nearly 3 million Americans every year. MDD often leaves individuals feeling worthless or battling lingering feelings of depression. Unfortunately, these common symptoms of MDD often trickle into relationships a person has with others, whether they be professionally, romantically, or even just platonically. Most people [...]

Does Neurofeedback Change Your Personality?

For many people who walk through the doors of Grey Matters, mood and mental disorders have been affecting them for years, shaping their everyday experiences, thoughts, and behaviors. In some cases, people think their mental illnesses even define them and their personalities. So, it’s really not that shocking when someone [...]

Building a Good Foundation for Mental Health

We all know that taking care of our physical health is important. For example, we go to the dentist regularly, try to drink water, eat healthy foods, and make sure we see our physicians at least once a year. All of these put together are the foundation for which [...]

Breaking Free from Your Mental Health Diagnosis

Mental health care often falls to the bottom of the priority list. We get so swept up in life and daily activities that we forget to take time to check in on ourselves. However, mental disorders often come with physical symptoms such as fatigue and appetite changes, making them [...]

October is National Depression Education and Awareness Month

According to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, nearly 14.8 million people in the United States are affected by Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). As a result, suicide is the third leading cause of death for people ages 15-24. While depression can vary in severity and onset, many sufferers find [...]

The Effects of Face Masks on Our Mental Health

  Mask mandates around the country have sparked heated debates, even screaming matches, especially at school board meetings and retail stores. Understanding why some experience rage and outcry while others do not stems from the most basic concept of human behavior: subjective experience. We each experience events through different lenses [...]

Is Our Overmedicated Society Contributing to More Migraines?

Migraines affect nearly 13% of the United States population, which equates to roughly 39 million people. When these individuals experience a migraine, the pain can be so intense that it causes dizziness, light sensitivity, and nausea. So, it’s no wonder that people are constantly looking for medication to help ease [...]

Five Ways to Boost Your Neurofeedback Training

Over the past 18 months, mental health has become a hot topic both at home and in the office. Employers are suddenly more in tune with their employees, and parents are more aware of their own mental health and their children's. Whether you've been dealing with mental health issues all [...]

Is Anxiety a Chemical Imbalance in the Brain?

Anxiety affects 40 million adults in the United States every year. Yet, according to the Anxiety & Depression Association of America, only 40% of those people seek treatment for their mental health condition. On top of this, anxiety disorders affect a quarter of our children between the ages of 13-18. [...]

Brain Training Proven to Reduce Effects of PTSD

“Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the debilitating psychiatric condition that can develop after exposure to trauma.” – American Psychiatric Association. No one is immune to PTSD, and it can occur at any point in life. The symptoms individuals can experience include "persistent intrusive recollections, avoidance of trauma stimuli, alterations in [...]

How Does a Concussion Affect You?

Anyone is at risk for suffering a concussion at some point in their lives. A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury caused by a jolt, bump, or blow to the head. Most concussions stem from recreational or sports-related activities such as soccer or football and car accidents. But did [...]

Four Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Brain Training

Neurofeedback training is an exercise for your brain. And just like physical exercise, consistency and routine are vital. Our team here at Grey Matters of Carmel likens neurofeedback to learning how to ride a bike. Learning this new skill as a child took practice, but if you haven't mounted a [...]

Teen Suicides Surge During COVID-19 Pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, no one knew what to expect. Health experts have scrambled to address the rising public health concerns, limited medical resources, and the economic cost of everyone staying home to control the spread of the virus. Still, a pandemic of a different kind has reared [...]

Is Your Child Experiencing the COVID Slide?

Children of all ages experience an academic hiccup at least once in their lives. However, today’s children are living through something entirely new: the COVID Slide. The risks and impact of the virus on children aren't yet widely known, but what is clear is that our children are suffering from [...]

What a Chemical Imbalance Does to Your Brain

The human body is made up of various chemicals. You probably know them more as enzymes, hormones, and neurotransmitters. With so many different compounds flowing through your veins, it's not unlikely that a chemical imbalance can occur. These imbalances can be due to age, diseases, injuries, poor nutrition, or [...]

Navigating the Effects of a Concussion

Trauma to the brain is a serious medical concern and should never be taken lightly. Unfortunately, traumatic brain injuries, especially concussions, are relatively common, with more than 1.5 million Americans suffering from one every 15 seconds. While the number of occurrences is high, it’s also likely not an accurate [...]

Childhood Apraxia of Speech Explained

When children begin to learn to speak, they learn how to properly sound out words through speech attempts and feedback from others. Through these trial and error attempts, children learn how to talk and carry on conversations. Not only do they rely on visual stimulation during this developmental stage, [...]

How ADHD Affects Learning in School

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and/or impulsivity. Often, normal child behavior is misdiagnosed as ADHD, especially in grade-school children. Not only do kids have a ton of energy, but they are often distracted or become agitated when overstimulated. Many parents and educators seek [...]

5 Reasons Mental Health Should be Taught in Schools

There's no denying that our school kids are living with a lot of mental health issues, including undue stress and anxiety. Over the years, schools in Carmel, Noblesville, and Fishers have seen a significant decline in students' mental health. According to the National Institute of Health, the number of [...]

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