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Neurofeedback: Treating the Cause, Not the Symptoms

If you ask someone whether they’ve heard of Prozac, they are more than likely to say yes — yet if you ask someone about neurofeedback, most people aren’t quite as familiar. Neurofeedback has been shown to treat numerous mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, and more. Even if you just want to boost your mental performance or focus, it has helped many people to reduce “clutter” in their minds and discover strategies for accessing a state of calmer, more focused awareness. More and more research continues to support neurofeedback’s role in helping individuals treat their mental health …

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ADHD: Neurofeedback as an Alternative to Meds

This research article evaluates the growing body of evidence that demonstrates how neurofeedback provides a robust alternative to pharmaceutical medications for treating ADHD. Today, ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed pediatric behavioral health disorder in the United States, and affects adults as well as children. Commissioned by the International Society of Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR), the study notes that while medication and other types of behavioral therapy are approved and commonly used to treat ADHD, their long-term outcomes are relatively poor. In contrast, neurofeedback was found to be “twice as effective as the six other non-pharmacological ADHD treatments that¬†were analyzed.” …

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More Support for Treating ADHD Using Neurofeedback

ADHD is a condition that currently affects millions of Americans. While it affects both children and adults, it is particularly prevalent among children. Neurofeedback uses technology to monitor brain activity in order to help patients discover positive brain patterns and train them to recreate them more regularly. While once considered controversial, neurofeedback continues to gain support within the medical community. Recently the American Academy of Pediatrics rated the treatment as a Level 1 “Best Support” Intervention for ADHD, which is its highest available rating — putting neurofeedback on par with other widely accepted treatments such as behavioral therapy and medication! …

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IQ Test Updates Based on Neurofeedback

The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) is an intelligence test individually administered to children between the ages of 6 and 16. It assesses a wide variety of cognitive abilities in order to compile an IQ score for each test-taker. This article proposes changes in the test based on using neurofeedback to treat learning disabilities in a private clinical setting. Researcher Michael Tansey, PhD, found that treatment with neurofeedback led to a significant reduction in learning disabilities and “normalized” performance in numerous areas on the WISC-R test. To read more, click here.

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Neurofeedback vs. Methylphenidate to treat ADHD

This study from researchers in the UK, Italy and Germany sought to compare the effectiveness of neurofeedback contrasted with popular ADHD drug methylphenidate in treating the disorder. This disorder currently affects an estimated 3-5% of schoolchildren today, causing impulsiveness and hyperactivity, and frequently causing problems at home and school. Participants in this study were between 8-12 years old. Researchers examined the differences in their overall brain function after different participant groups underwent neurofeedback therapy versus treatment via methylphenidate. Their findings were that neurofeedback provided an effective alternative treatment for those who preferred a non-pharmaceutical method. To read more, click here.

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Video: Neurofeedback for ADHD

This is a great video resource from EEGInfo.com. It tells the heartwarming story of how Sam, diagnosed with ADHD in 3rd grade, struggled with his condition and the personality-altering side effects brought on by the medication he was prescribed. Looking for a way to help him calm his mind and improve his focus without medication, Sam’s mom turned to neurofeedback, and the results have been nothing short of amazing. In Sam’s words: “Now I can access more parts of my brain. It’s opened up my mind to do more things. Before I thought I could do nothing but be a …

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New Brain-Based Therapies for Children and Teens

This paper by researchers from Brown, University of California-Davis and Harvard Medical School explores numerous ways in which emerging neuroimaging technologies can be used to improve brain function for children and adolescents. Neurofeedback research provides substantial evidence of the correlation between brain abnormalities observed in EEG readings and disordered behavior, learning, thought, emotion and development. Because these disorders result from patterns of functional disturbance in the brain that can be identified using EEG technology, neurofeedback specialists can use their findings to train patients to self-correct dysfunctional patterns, helping to improve function and diminish or even eliminate the need for pharmaceutical …

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EEG Biofeedback vs. Stimulants as Treatment for ADHD

This study by the researchers at Green Bay, WI-based LaVaque-Rossiter Consultants compared neurofeedback with the stimulants normally used to treat ADHD. While pharmaceutical methods are most widely used in this capacity, they have several drawbacks, including only temporary reduction of symptoms, the possibility of side effects and difficulty for many patients suffering from this disorder in taking their medication regularly. Neurofeedback has been reported to help achieve ADHD symptom reduction without side effects, and other studies suggest it offers lasting rather than temporary symptom reduction; however, this needs to be further evaluated. By comparing treatment programs of 20 neurofeedback sessions …

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