What is Neurofeedback?

Innovative Technology Focused on Brain Activity

Neurofeedback is a medication-free treatment to reduce or eliminate the symptoms of ADHD, improve sleep and positively impact brain activity.

Developing a Personalized Neurofeedback Treatment Plan

At Nashville Neurocare Therapy, our therapists are trained to use multiple technologies to complete the best possible assessment of each patient’s presenting symptoms and underlying issues to develop a personalized treatment plan. These include a complete Quantitative EEG (QEEG), sleep and psychometric evaluation.

A QEEG is an assessment that is a type of brain mapping and allows our staff to assess a patient’s brain functions more accurately. The results of the QEEG enable us to determine the Neurofeedback protocol most likely to be an effective and durable treatment for the patient with ADHD and/or sleep problems.

Sleep also plays a vital role in our general brain and mental health, which is why we always conduct a formal sleep assessment (called Actigraphy) to measure factors that may impact the quality of the patient’s sleep. Our clinical experience shows that a patient is more likely to respond to their treatment if an underlying sleep problem has also been addressed.

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Personalized Neurofeedback is a safe and effective form of treatment proven to provide lasting benefits in children over seven years old, adolescents and adults with difficulties sleeping well, inattention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.18,19

How does Neurofeedback work?

Neurofeedback is a treatment approach which measures brain activity via electrodes placed on the scalp, with the activity visualized on a computer monitor.

The treatment is based on a detailed pre-assessment of a patient’s brain health and scientifically proven treatment methods. This allows an individual to voluntarily control their brain activity by influencing the signal on the screen. Over a gradual learning process, the person’s brain receives positive feedback for changing its activity to more appropriate activity patterns.

This technique allows an individual to learn how to control their brain activity in response to the feedback on the monitor. The therapist involved in the treatment not only provides the course of Neurofeedback treatments, they also provide cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) tailored to the needs of the individual. The therapist is also essential in motivating a person to achieve long-lasting, positive effects from the personalize treatment process.

 

 

Content References: 18. Strehl U, et al. (2017).; 19. Jessica Van Doren et al. (2018).

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