Neurofeedback Therapy in Reno and Sparks
Memor Health Now Offering Neurofeedback Therapy to Help ADHD, Anxiety, Depression and More
Neurofeedback therapy is a type of biofeedback that uses EEG (electroencephalogram) as the modality to control feedback to the brain. Our highly trained therapists use a process of neuronal self-regulation and re-education, leading to new beneficial states and ways of processing information and emotions.
How Does Neurofeedback Work?
Neurofeedback is mostly automatic. The brain is primed to process rewards in a positive way. Without intention, the brain will seek to achieve states that provide rewards. The particular behavior (brain wave patterns) will be molded through sound and visual signals – a process called operant conditioning. A person can change their mental state from overthinking and feeling on edge, for example, to a calm alert state; through inhibiting certain brain waves and rewarding others.
Who Can Benefit From Neurofeedback Therapy?
Really everyone can benefit from neurofeedback.
Sometimes the brain’s electrical activity can become imbalanced, too active, or dysregulated. When that happens a wide array of disorders can develop. Neurofeedback may be able to guide your brain to an optimal balance and lead to improved quality of life; such as the ability to handle stressors, focus better, sleep better and interact with your environment in a productive manner.
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Neurofeedback Therapy FAQs
What can you expect as a result of Neurofeedback Therapy?
Neurofeedback guides the brain to an optimal balance and leads to improved quality of life and mental health; such as the ability to handle stressors, focus better, sleep better and interact with their environment in a productive manner. This is done in a 30-45 minute session (1-3 x weekly) where you will have either auditory or visual cues to help entrain the brain towards optimal performance. This will depend on your assessment and personalized treatment plan.
How long does it take to see results?
Because all brains are unique, it’s difficult to predict with accuracy how many sessions will be needed. Often people notice benefits within 4-5 sessions of neurofeedback, but the goal is not just a reduction in symptoms; it is also long-term stability. Neurofeedback training typically begins with twice-a-week sessions. Three to four times a week can be helpful for individuals in crisis, with severe depression or for those who choose to train faster. Typically, sessions decrease to once a week, then every other week as symptoms improve.
Is Neurofeedback effective for ADHD?
Yes, neurofeedback can be effective in treating both children and adults with ADHD. Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback that allows a person to learn how to control their brain activity, leading to the ability to focus better when needed.
Is Neurofeedback effective for Bipolar Disorder?
Neurofeedback is effective for treating bipolar disorder. Through sessions of neurofeedback therapy, the person is able to learn to better control and stabilize their mood. Unlike medication which treat the symptoms of bipolar disorder, neurofeedback has been shown to make permanent changes in the brain using operant conditioning.
Is Neurofeedback effective for depression?
Nuerofeedback has been shown to be very effective at treating the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Through neurofeedback, your brain can learn to relax and calm down. Much research is reported about the positive results of neurofeedback.
Are there any side effects to Neurofeedback?
Minimal side effects have been reported with neurofeedback. Muscle tension, tiredness, and headaches or dizziness are rarely reported.
How much does a Neurofeedback session cost?
Contact us for more information so that we can give you the most precise answer based on your unique situation. We look forward to hearing from you.
What’s the difference between Neurofeedback and biofeedback?
It’s easy to get confused by these two terms. Biofeedback is using medical equipment to get a physiological response from the body. Neurofeedback is specific to the response from the brain. Also said, neurofeedback is a process of using medical equipment to retrain the brain.
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