What is Neurofeedback?
The therapy is a non-invasive procedure, and the brain waves are measured to provide a real-time assessment of how the brain functions.
Neurofeedback is a treatment therapy that is used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The therapy helps the patients perceive better and self-regulate their brain activity.
Neurofeedback can also treat anxiety, depression, epilepsy, and insomnia.
Table of Contents
- 1 What is Neurofeedback?
- 2 What is Neurofeedback Therapy used for?
- 3 Who can benefit from Neurofeedback?
- 4 What happens during a Neurofeedback session?
- 5 Can Neurofeedback be harmful?
- 6 How long does it take for Neurotherapy to work?
- 7 Neurofeedback FAQs
- 8 Request an Appointment
What is Neurofeedback Therapy used for?
The most common use of Neurofeedback is treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The patients who seem restless or whose concentration has been affected by ADHD are treated with neurofeedback so they may regain the affected activity of the brain.
Neurofeedback therapy helps:
- In monitoring the brain wave activity.
- With substance abuse, depression, and MTBI.
- With Anger management, learning disabilities, sleep disorders, and migraines.
- You improve Memory loss and achieve peak brain performance.
Who can benefit from Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback, also known as EEG Biofeedback, can be used by any individual striving to achieve peak brain performance.
- If your emotional wellbeing is affected, you may undergo neurofeedback.
- Neurofeedback helps you improve the brain functions which have been affected due to your age.
- If your ability to focus has been affected, you can benefit from neurofeedback to regain focus and improve your memory.
- People who are under stress can also benefit from neurofeedback to relax their brains.
- The therapy aids your brain in being productive, creative, and calm.
What happens during a Neurofeedback session?
Neurofeedback is considered to be a safe procedure for improving the functions of your brain.
- During the procedure, an electrode sensor is placed on your scalp, which measures brain waves and transfers your brain’s signals to the computer.
- To measure how your brain responds to certain stimuli, you will be asked to see images, listen to songs or play video games.
- This will allow you to see the real-time fluctuation in your brain waves as you watch images or play video games.
- The monitoring screen will become brighter when the brain produces favorable brain waves. For example, this may happen when you are watching a movie. The screen will go dim if brain waves are less harmonious.
As you watch the screen, you will have a chance to practice the things which make the screen brighter. Over time, you develop the ability to control your brain and indulge in practices that produce desireful brain waves.
You need to train your brain until these practices become a part of your subconscious. Neurofeedback is like learning a new skill. With practice and reinforcement, you become good at it.
Can Neurofeedback be harmful?
The majority of patients do not feel any side effects of neurofeedback. However, mild side effects such as headaches may be experienced after the neurofeedback sessions. The side effects of neurofeedback are not long-lasting; they are transitory and will subside with time.
Some of the side effects of neurofeedback are:
- Muscle tension.
- Low energy.
- Internal vibration.
These side effects are minimal when the procedure is conducted by an expert practitioner.
How long does it take for Neurotherapy to work?
The results of Neurofeedback sessions vary from person to person. Patients who have undergone Neurotherapy feel the benefits within 3- 4 weeks.
The patients become calmer and alert, and their sleep patterns also improve.
The procedure usually takes time, and the patient needs to practice constantly to achieve the desired output from the therapy. The practice needs to continue until it becomes a part of your subconscious.
Does neurofeedback last forever?
Since Neurofeedback therapy is like learning a new skill, it can last for longer once it has entered your subconscious.
How many sessions of neurofeedback do I need?
30 to 40 sessions are needed for effective results of neurofeedback therapy. A patient should consider undergoing 3 to 4 sessions a week. The results of therapy start appearing after 3-4 weeks of sessions.
Is neurofeedback good for depression?
Neurofeedback therapy is proven to address the problem of depression. Studies have demonstrated improvements in depressive symptoms and executive functions of the brain after the therapy.
Request an Appointment
If you have made up your mind to improve your mental health, it is now time to book a consultation with our expert practitioner. During the consultation, you may clear all the ambiguities in your mind regarding Neurotherapy. At Euro med Clinic, we have state-of-the-art infrastructure to meet all your Neurotherapy needs.
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Dr. Bahjat BalbousPhysician Specialist Psychiatry
Dr. Bahjat Balbous is a DHA-licensed psychiatrist having more than 25 years of experience. He uses the latest Neurofeedback therapy in treating ADHD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and other related disorders.Read more