Roseann Capanna-Hodge on Brain Health

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What Might Be Causing Your Anxiety Or Depression?

Could inflammation be behind your anxiety or depression? In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush talks with Roseann Capanna-Hodge, PhD., about the brain, the body and mental health—and how best to take care of them.

We know from research that brain inflammation is tied to a long list of neuropsychiatric conditions and neurocognitive conditions.
— Roseann Capanna-Hodge

Show Notes:

Maybe your ordinarily mellow child is displaying bouts of rage—or suddenly showing signs of autism. Maybe you’re suffering from anxiety or depression that aren’t responding to medication or therapy. Have you ever considered looking at what’s happening in the brain?

In this episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, host Elizabeth Cush, LCPC, of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., interviews Roseann Capanna-Hodge, Ph.D.,, a certified integrative medicine mental health provider, board-certified neurofeedback provider ad co-author of Brain Under Attack, about pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) and pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with strep (PANDAS). They talk about the role that brain inflammation may play in many cases of both pediatric and adult psychiatric conditions and suggest changes we can make to help the brain and body function better.

Listen and learn:

  • What clinically valid alternatives are available when medication doesn’t work or has too man side effects — or you just want a more holistic approach

  • How brain mapping helps with correct diagnosis

  • What neurofeedback does to the brain

  • How a misdirected immune response could cause psychiatric symptoms in children and adults

  • How brain inflammation can play a role in anxiety, depression, autism and attention-deficit disorder

  • Common infections that can trigger brain inflammation

  • When you should suspect that there might be something more to your depression, anxiety or inability to focus

  • The link between tick-borne disease and bipolar disorder

  • How a naturopath or functional physician approaches a diagnosis

  • The lifestyle changes that can make a difference

  • Which nutritional supplements might be helpful

  • Why you might want to eat more fat, especially if you’re depressed


Learn More

> Dr. Roseann’s website

> Brain Under Attack: A Resource for Parents and Caregivers of Children With PANS, PANDAS and Autoimmune Encephalitis by Beth Lambert and Maria Rickert Hong with contributions by Roseann Capanna-Hodge, Ph.D.; Jennifer Giustra-Kozek, LPC; and Lauren Lee Stone, Ph.D.

> “Infection and Childhood Psychiatric Disorders: Tick-Borne Illness and Bipolar Disorder in Youth” by Rosalie Greenberg, M.D.

> Progression Counseling


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