Neurofeedback is a type of Biofeedback that can reduce the effects of many emotional and physical conditions without medication. Common concerns treated with Neurofeedback include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and muscular tics, among others. It is used across the lifespan most often in conjunction with psychotherapy.
Clinicians examine a person’s brain activity through an EEG to determine stressors. Neurofeedback is then used to reduce compulsive behaviors and/or improve self-regulation. Through repetition, the brain creates new pathways it can eventually utilize independently from the therapy office, promoting a balanced EEG and reduction in symptoms.
What It Treats
Neurofeedback is a non-invasive procedure which can reduce the effects of many emotional and physical conditions without medication by training the brain to better self-regulate and take care of itself.
Clinicians use neurofeedback to evaluate the ratio of a client’s brain wave frequencies to determine what stressors he or she may be experiencing that lead to certain behaviors. The therapist observes the client’s brain waves on the computer screen as the client plays certain computer games.
Once the stressors are identified, neurofeedback can be used to reduce compulsive behaviors and/or improve regulation of other extreme behaviors.
*Neurofeedback therapy is recognized as one of the best practices for ADHD by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).