Neurofeedback, also referred to as biofeedback, is used to monitor a patient’s brainwaves and brain performance. With neurofeedback therapy, a patient may be able to get help to manage symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other mental health disorders.
What Is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is a type of brainwave training designed to help improve the brain’s overall performance. The success rates of neurofeedback may be significant in patients coping with mental health disorders. What’s more, neurofeedback benefits can be experienced by patients young and old.
A typical neurofeedback session begins with a patient receiving 90 questions. The answers to these questions provide the foundation for a patient’s individualized neurofeedback therapy program.
Next, sensors are placed on a patient’s ears and scalp. The sensors pick up electrical activity from a patient’s brain.
During the final stage of a neurofeedback session, a patient watches fractal images on a screen. This is done for about 25 to 30 minutes, with all fractal images generated from a patient’s brain activity.
How Does Neurofeedback Work?
There are several types of neurofeedback, including neurofeedback for ADHD, anxiety, depression, and neurofeedback for autism. Each form of therapy is noninvasive. In fact, neurofeedback helps put a patient in a better mood, as well as boost their brain performance and self-confidence.
Neurofeedback may offer an alternative to medication for various mental health disorders. It helps change the way the brain operates and improve the way patients feel about themselves and the world around them.
To find out if neurofeedback is a good option to help a patient cope with the symptoms of a mental health disorder, a medical consultation is crucial. Patients and their neurofeedback provider can determine a safe course of action to manage the patient’s mental health disorder symptoms with neurofeedback therapy or other treatment options.
At Achieve Medical Center, we offer neurofeedback therapy sessions, and our medical clinicians are happy to teach patients about all aspects. To schedule a neurofeedback therapy consultation, please contact us online, or call us today at (858) 221-0344.