Neurofeedback is a combination of technology, biofeedback, and guided therapy that helps people living with the symptoms of a number of mental health issues including anxiety, ADHD, and others. It allows for redirecting deregulated neural networks to reduce anxiety, improve cognitive ability, reduce impulsivity and improve peak performance functioning of the brain.

What is Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback is a revolutionary therapy that uses EEG, or electroencephalography technology, to both monitor and modify brain function. Basically, magnetic coils are placed on the scalp that works to measure brain waves which are then shown on a screen. This information is monitored by a neurofeedback counselor to determine which areas of the brain are not performing optimally, likely due to the effect of various mental health issues. Finally, using the information provided by the EEG imaging, the counselor uses biofeedback in an attempt to change brain function.

Biofeedback during neurofeedback sessions can include images and games on a screen, music, and lights. These can help to ‘train’ the brain into working at normal frequencies. And, when these frequencies are accomplished, the patient is rewarded. Therefore, allowing patients to understand how to train their brains to operate at optimal functioning. The result is reduced mental health symptoms, better mood stabilization and management, and much more.

Does Neurofeedback Really Work?

The evidence supporting Neurotherapy for generalized treatment of mental disorders is extensive. Neurofeedback has been practiced for well over four decades. Hundreds of thousands of individuals and families impacted by various mental health and/or neurological conditions have benefited greatly from this powerful, effective, established, and proven intervention. Neurofeedback is completely noninvasive and creates lasting results. It is estimated over 15,000 clinicians worldwide are using this technology.

What can Neurofeedback Therapy Help With?

There are a number of things that Neurotherapy can help with, including mental health issues and physical issues that people deal with on a daily basis that lead to negative symptoms that can debilitate daily life. Some patients who use Neurotherapy with positive results struggle with:

  • anxiety disorders
  • depressive disorders
  • ADHD
  • sleep disorders
  • concussions or other brain injuries
  • seizures
  • addiction
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Autism
  • migraines
  • poor concentration

How it Works

The brain is a muscle that can be trained, just like any muscle, to perform better. But, it can also stop working at optimal functioning due to a number of factors. These can include substance abuse, hormonal imbalances, negative thoughts and emotions, trauma, and more. With Neurofeedback therapy, you can work to improve the functioning of your brain activity that was once negatively affected by these factors. Therefore, improving your symptom management with a tool that provides long-lasting and effective results.

A Combination of Care

Here at Synchrony Brain Health, we know that one mental health treatment doesn’t cure all. So, the best type of approach to mental health issues is to use a combination of treatments. Neurofeedback is available on an outpatient basis at our facility location. But, it’s often paired with other types of clinical and traditional treatments including psychotherapy and psychiatric medications. To give people the best chance of success with treatment, we help to develop individualized treatment plans that are best suited to individual needs and goals for treatment.

Find out if you’re a good candidate for Neurofeedback by calling Synchrony Brain Health today at 866-364-2300.

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