The clinic in Wheaton, IL offers neurofeedback as an alternative treatment for ADHD, Depression, Anxiety and more.
What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is a safe and non-invasive method of shaping brain wave activity, by which the brain learns to function more efficiently. We observe the brain in action from moment to moment and show that information back to the person through audio and visual cues. We reward the brain for changing its own activity to more appropriate patterns. This is a gradual and client- led learning process of self-regulation.
Who Is is For?
Neurofeedback addresses numerous problems of brain dysregulation. The most common applications for Neurofeedback are: ADHD*, Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, PTSD, Fatigue, Brain Injury, Stress, Performance Enhancement
*Neurofeedback is recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics as a Level 5 intervention (same as psychotropic medication) for ADHD
How Does It Work?
We apply sensors to the scalp to monitor brainwave activity, which is processed by computer, and pertinent information about certain key brainwave frequencies is computed. We show this activity back to the client, who attempts to change the amplitude of specific brain frequencies identified by the practitioner. Some frequencies we wish to promote and others we wish to diminish. We present this information to the client in the form of a video game, which the client is effectively playing with his or her brain. Eventually, the brainwave activity is “shaped” toward more desirable, regulated performance. Treatment is specific to the client and the conditions we are trying to address.
It is recommended to do at least two sessions per week, and you can do more sessions per week if your schedule permits. Typically, we want to observe a qualitative shift in symptoms in the first 8-10 session, which informs us that the brain is responding to treatment. Around 20-40 sessions is a typical protocol based on the treatment goals.
Neurofeedback treatment is typically combined with therapy sessions. However, they can also be done as a stand-alone treatment protocol.
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