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.
Neurofeedback is a revolutionary therapy that uses EEG, or electroencephalography technology, to both monitor and modify brain function. Electronic leads are placed on the scalp that work to measure brain waves which are then shown on a screen. This information is monitored by a Neuroscience Associate 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 and discussion with the individual, a neurofeedback strategy is developed in an effort to change brain function.
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. When these frequencies are accomplished, the patient is rewarded. Patients come 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!
The evidence supporting Neurofeedback 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 evidence based intervention. Neurofeedback is completely noninvasive and creates lasting results. It is estimated over 15,000 clinicians worldwide are using this technology.
Neurofeedback has demonstrated effectiveness for the following conditions:
The brain is like a muscle that can be trained to perform better with practice. But, it can also stop working at optimal functioning due to psychiatric, neurological and substance abuse conditions. 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.
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 offices at 1560 Sherman Ave Suite 440 in Evanston. It often paired with other types of clinical and traditional treatments including Transcranial magnetic Stimulation, Direct Current Stimulation, psychotherapy, mindfulness training, mind-body integration, and psychiatric medications. To give people the best chance of success with treatment, Synchrony develops 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.
If you or someone you know is suffering from mental illness or wants to optimize mental functioning, please contact us via phone, email, or contact form. Our assessment team is ready to help.