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REAC Cervicobrachial Neuromodulation Treatment of Depression, Anxiety, and Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Authors Pinheiro Barcessat AR, Nolli Bittencourt M, Duarte Ferreira L, de Souza Neri E, Coelho Pereira JA, Bechelli F, Rinaldi A

Received 6 August 2020

Accepted for publication 21 October 2020

Published 9 November 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 929—937

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/PRBM.S275730

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Einar Thorsteinsson


Ana Rita Pinheiro Barcessat, 1,* Marina Nolli Bittencourt, 2,* Larissa Duarte Ferreira, 3 Erick de Souza Neri, 3 José Alfredo Coelho Pereira, 4 Fabio Bechelli, 5 Arianna Rinaldi 4, 6

1Postgraduate Program in Health Sciences, Federal University of Amapá, Macapá, Brazil; 2Department of Nursing, Federal University of Mato Grosso, Cuiabá, Brazil; 3Health and Biological Sciences Department, Federal University of Amapá, Macapá, Brazil; 4Research Department, Rinaldi Fontani Foundation, Florence, Italy; 5International Scientific Society of Neuro Psycho Physical Optimization with REAC Technology, São Paulo, Brazil; 6Department of Neuro Psycho Physio Pathology and Neuro Psycho Physical Optimization, Rinaldi Fontani Institute, Florence, Italy

*These authors contributed equally to this work

Correspondence: Arianna Rinaldi
Department of Neuro Psycho Physio Pathology and Neuro Psycho Physical Optimization, Rinaldi Fontani Institute, Florence, Italy
Email [email protected]

Introduction: In addition to the effects of coronavirus infection, the Covid-19 pandemic has induced widespread psychosocial distress, which has triggered the onset of anxious and depressive states, reactive to the socio-relational and economic situation induced by the pandemic. Some of our participants showed depressive and anxious attitudes even in the absence of real pictures of depression and anxiety. This phenomenon, combined with mechanisms of emulation and conditioning, can trigger a vicious cycle within interpersonal relationships and promote the administration of unnecessary treatments. Various approaches have been proposed to help populations suffering from psychosocial problems induced by the Covid-19 pandemic, but there is an objective difficulty in treating a large population.
Methods: To contain and reduce this widespread psychosocial unease, in this study we used two radio electric asymmetric conveyer (REAC) technology neuromodulation treatments, neuro postural optimization (NPO) and neuropsychophysical optimization–cervicobrachial (NPPO-CB), aimed at optimizing an individual’s response to the effects of environmental stressors. These treatments are quick and easy to administer; therefore, they can be administered to a large cohort of participants in a short time. To evaluate the effects of the REAC NPO and NPPO-CB treatments, the DASS-21 psychometric test was used because it has already been used to test depression, anxiety, and stress during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Results: The results of the study confirm the usefulness of REAC NPO and NPPO-CB treatments in helping participants to have better coping strategies for the environmental pressures and reduce the neuropsychological and behavioral effects induced by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Discussion: The results obtained in this study are consistent with previous clinical studies confirming the usefulness of the treatments to face neuropsychological and behavioral effects induced by exposome pressure.

Keywords: coronavirus, behavioral disorders, noninvasive neurostimulation, DASS-21

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