Behavioral Medicine Consult and Follow-up
Behavioral Medicine is a field concerned with the development and integration of behavioral, psychosocial, and biomedical science knowledge and techniques relevant to the understanding of health and illness, and the application of this knowledge and these techniques to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. At New England Institute for Neurology and Headache, we believe Behavioral Medicine interventions (such as biofeedback, cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnosis, and more) can be effectively used to prevent disease, improve management of existing disease, increase quality of life, and reduce healthcare costs. Our multimodal approach allows you to learn how to make positive changes in behavior and lifestyle to improve health and well-being, prevent illness, and reduce symptoms of illness. Conditions we enjoy treating include:
- Migraine and other disabling headaches
- Chronic pain, including fibromyalgia, neck and back pain, arthritis and nerve pain
- Anxiety and depression
- Concussion and Post-Concussion Syndrome
- Insomnia and other sleep-related disorders
- Women’s Health
- ADHD and autism spectrum disorders
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
It’s truly fascinating how the mind affects the body. With Behavioral Medicine we can help you do some pretty amazing things, such as prevent disease onset, decrease pain, reduce surgical complications, enhance immune response, increase relaxation, increase functional capacity, improve sleep, lower blood pressure and serum cholesterol, reduce body fat, reverse atherosclerosis, improve productivity at work and school, improve strength, endurance, and mobility, and most importantly, Improve quality of life.
More than twenty-five years of research, clinical practice, and community-based interventions in the field of behavioral medicine have shown that behavioral changes can help people feel better physically and emotionally, improve their health status, increase their self-care skills, and improve their ability to live with chronic illness. Since our philosophy at New England Institute for Neurology and Headache is holistic integration of care, we believe that Behavioral Medicine interventions improve the effectiveness of medical interventions (such as medications, injections, etc.). The mind-body connection is real, powerful and modifiable – to ignore it is to deprive yourself of a significant treatment modality. Behavioral Medicine is often the missing and de-emphasized piece of the health care puzzle. Call or email us to schedule your appointment – you’ll be glad you did.