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    TRANSCRIPT: NEAL: LIFE IN THE 20TH CENTURY ISN'T EASY.



    TRAFFIC...CROWDS...AN ACCELERATED WAY OF LIFE HAVE COMBINED TO INCREASE TENSION IN ALL OF US. AND NOW, IN THE 20TH CENTURY; STRESS IS RECOGNIZED AS A MAJOR CAUSE OF MANY DISEASES.



    MANAGEMENT JOBS, IN PARTICULAR, ARE IN THE HIGHEST RISK CATEGORY. BUSINESS MEN HAVE HIGHER PULSE RATES AND BLOOD PRESSURE...THEY SMOKE MORE. PSYCHIATRISTS SAY THAT RESPONSIBILITY SEEMS TO BREED STRESS.



    RECENTLY, THIS COMPANY...DRILCO, IN HOUSTON, SENT 60 OF ITS EXECUTIVES TO HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL TEXAS, HOSPITAL TO TAKE PART IN AN EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM. THAT USES BIOFEEDBACK DEVICES TO HELP PEOPLE LEARN HOW TO CONTROL (THEIR) TENSIONS.



    BIOFEEDBACK USES MACHINES TO MONITOR BODY FUNCTIONS. THIS ONE, FOR EXAMPLE, READS A PATIENT'S BRAIN HAVE ACTIVITY AS A SERIES OF CLICKS. THE MORE CLICKS, THE GREATER THE TENSION.



    A RECORDING TELLS THE PATIENT WHAT TO DO. THE CLICKS SHOW HIM HOW WELL HE SUCCEEDS.



    SOT: VOICE & CLICKS. TENSION TO RELAXED.



    NEAL: TENSION IS A MAJOR CAUSE OF MIGRAINE HEADACHES. THIS MACHINE READS SKIN TEMPERATURE. BY RELAXING, A PATIENT CAN RAISE TEMPERATURE IN THE HANDS AN FEET AS MUCH AS 25 DEGREES. THE DOCTORS HERE SAY THIS CAUSES BLOOD TO FLOW TO THE EXTREMITIES, RELIEVING THE DILATED BLOOD VESSELS IN THE HEAD THAT CAUSE HEADACHES.



    THE PATIENT HEARS A VOICE AND A TONE. WHEN THE TONE GOES DOWN, THE TEMPERATURE IN HER HAND IS GOING UP.



    SOT: VOICE, TONE.



    NEAL: A BRAIN WAVE ANALYZER CAN HELP PEOPLE LEARN TO GO TO SLEEP ALMOST INSTANTLY. PSYCHOTHERAPIST MAX LE BLANC EXPLAINS.



    SOT: WILL TRY TO INDUCE ALPHA WAVES IN DROWSY CONDITION. HOLD THROUGH TO BURST.



    NEAL: THE PATIENTS SAY THE DEVICES REALLY HELP. THE DOCTORS SAY THE PROGRAM IS SUCCESSFUL.



    SOT: (WINSTON) WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE IS TEACHING THE AVERAGE INDIVIDUAL WHO IS UNDER STRESS OBVIOUSLY AND MUST FEEL THIS AT ALL TIMES...TO COPE WITH THIS STRESS BY LEARNING LITTLE TECHNIQUES...THE WAY HE FEELS INSIDE THAT TIPS HIM OFF AS TO WHETHER HE'S RELAXED OR NOT...SO THAT HIS BLOOD PRESSURE GOES DOWN, HIS ULCER STOPS SECRETING ACID...HOPEFULLY...HIS MIGRAINE HEADACHE GOES AWAY, HIS BACK PAIN OF UNDETERMINED ORIGIN IS RELIEVED...BECAUSE THE TENSION IS RELIEVED...AND THAT'S WHAT THIS PROGRAM DOES...THE SO CALLED BIO FEEDBACK.



    (NEAL CLOSE) TECHNOLOGY IS BLAMED FOR MUCH OF THE INCREASED STRESS OF LIFE IN THE 20TH CENTURY. BUT NOW, TECHNOLOGY HAS COME UP WITH DEVICES...TO HELP PEOPLE COPE WITH THE PROBLEMS IT HAS CREATED. RN, NBC NES.




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    Film ID:
    VLVACKTZ4HZZU7ZXVDSTVL5UEU1WD
    Media URN:
    VLVACKTZ4HZZU7ZXVDSTVL5UEU1WD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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