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Somatization Disorder

By on November 14th, 2016

Psychologists and psychiatrists use the term “somatization disorder” to characterize significant complaints about bodily pain and other physical problems that cannot be fully explained by a medical condition upon examination. This disorder is commonly seen in patients with irritable bowel syndrome, headaches, and reproductive issues like impotence or infertility.

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Simple Meditation Methods

By on November 14th, 2016

Breathe. Exhale. Repeat: The Benefits of Controlled Breathing

Congratulations. You’ve just calmed your nervous system.
Controlled breathing, like what you just practiced, has been shown to reduce stress, increase alertness and boost your…


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Confidence/Competence Loop

By on October 3rd, 2016
It makes sense, right? Our success accelerates when we become more confident. This Confidence/Competence loop is described by psychologists as a feedback loop with confidence improving with competence and vice-versa. Without confidence, we revert to fear, and as a result we have a hard time taking action. When we become fearful, we get more tentative and procrastinate.
Kamshad Raiszadeh, M.D.

Dr. Raiszadeh's completed medical school at UC San Francisco, orthopedic surgery residency at UC Davis and his Pediatric and Adult Spine Fellowship at the Hospital for Joint Diseases/NYU in New York City. He has 20 years of experience with the broad range of spine surgery including minimally invasive surgery, complex spinal disorders such as scoliosis and kyphosis, and cervical spine disorders. During this 20 years he has noticed a dramatic increase in patients turning to surgery for treatment of neck and low back pain, but many of them not getting their desired long-term result. He therefore became increasingly interested in improvement and standardization of non-operative treatment. By developing the best aspects of non-operative treatment in an atmosphere of empowerment to maximize the body’s own healing capacity, he noticed that many fewer patients required surgery, and the ones who underwent surgery had much better long term results.

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