Neurofeedback treatment can be fun for children or adults!
Sometimes referred to as neurotherapy or brain biofeedback, neurofeedback is commonly used for treating Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and other conditions. It may be a potentially useful intervention for a range of brain-related conditions. It has been used for sports improvement, pain, aggression, anxiety, depression, addiction, epilepsy, headaches, insomnia, Tourette syndrome, and brain damage from stroke, trauma, and other causes.
Neurofeedback is direct training of brain function, by which the brain learns to function more efficiently. We observe the brain in action from moment to moment. We show that information back to the person. And we reward the brain for changing its own activity to more appropriate patterns. This is a gradual learning process. It applies to any aspect of brain function that we can measure. Neurofeedback is also called EEG Biofeedback, because it is based on electrical brain activity, the electroencephalogram, or EEG. Neurofeedback is training in self-regulation. It is simply biofeedback applied to the brain directly. Self-regulation is a necessary part of good brain function. Self-regulation training allows the system (the central nervous system) to function better.
Neurofeedback addresses problems of brain disregulation. These happen to be numerous. They include the anxiety-depression spectrum, attention deficits, behavior disorders, various sleep disorders, headaches and migraines, PMS and emotional disturbances. It is also useful for organic brain conditions such as seizures, the autism spectrum, and cerebral palsy.
Neurofeedback treatment involves placing non-invasive electrodes on the subject's head to monitor brain activity. Feedback is given to the patient with cues that can be as simple as an audio beep or as complex as a video game. Improvements in attention will usually result and there will be reductions in hyperactive/impulsive behavior.
None of the treatments or devices listed on this web site are intended to replace traditional medical advice or medical treatment. Should you be experiencing physical symptoms of a medical nature, you are encouraged to contact your medical provider to obtain appropriate medical consultation and treatment. Please feel free to discuss any concerns that you might be having regarding your symptoms or issues. Please also feel free to discuss the information contained on this web site with your treating medical professionals.
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