Category Archives: Depression

Yoga Reduces Anxiety in Older Adults

Many adults over age 60 struggle with mental health issues. As many as 40 percent of older adults report having anxiety and up to 20 percent of older adults experience depression. A new study finds that yoga is one of the most effective and persistent ways for older adults to reduce anxiety and depression. The…

Stress Connected to Aging, Depression in Girls

Girls who are more stressed may age more quickly, reports a study from Stanford University in collaboration with Northwestern University and the University of California – San Francisco. The new study finds that girls with a family history of depression exhibit a more pronounced stress response and that their telomeres—a genetic marker of age—appear older….

Yoga Treatment Offers Balance to Veterans with PTSD

As many as one in five veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). New research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-M) finds that yoga can reduce some of PTSD’s symptoms including anxiety, hyper-vigilance, and intrusive memories. Although this study worked with only a small cohort, the results, according to the…

Sleep Problems for Kids with Psychiatric Disorders

Children who have trouble sleeping are known to exhibit more behavior problems during the day due to tiredness. For children with psychiatric disorders, sleep problems result in more than just grumpiness. Researchers at Bradley Hospital investigated the how sleep problems affect young children with psychiatric disorders. Their research indicates that sleep problems are common for…

What is iLs?

iLs is a complementary approach to brain fitness which can be integrated into a broad variety of educational, therapeutic and self-improvement programs. In the same way we can train our bodies to become stronger and healthier, iLs trains the brain to process sensory, cognitive and emotional information more effectively. With better synaptic connectivity, we perform better. It’s about as simple as that.

We start with music and movement, and then gradually integrate language and cognitive processes. The exercises appear simple but become increasingly difficult as we add new layers for simultaneous processing. The program involves no computers or screens of any type. Someone once referred to iLs as “a boot camp for the brain.” We’d like to think of it more as play, and we all know we work hardest when we play!

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