Recently our own Dr. Steve Rondeau published a chapter in an exciting new book by primary authors Marijke Jones, Robin E. McEvoy PhD, and Kim Gangwish, entitled “Child Decoded: Unlocking Complex Issues in Your Child’s Learning, Behavior or Attention” and published in February of 2017.
You can pick up a copy on Amazon.com, or have a look at a few chapters before you decide with their “look inside” function”.
Are you or someone you know currently taking or even thinking about taking psychiatric medications? If so then you definitely need to read this!
Did you know that currently there are no good lab tests that your doctor can use to know what psychiatric medications may work for you? Occasionally, there may be a questionnaire to fill out that may help narrow your diagnosis, however it doesn’t tell us anything about what your unique brain patterns would look like and how you might respond to treatment. For one person what may look like ADHD on paper may present like anxiety to someone else. You then take your anxiety medication and guess what… your symptoms worsen!
This can be even more complex when one person has multiple diagnoses. Statistically speaking, the more providers you see the more likely you are to end up with more than one label. For example, depression is often accompanied by anxiety. However in a qEEG, or brain map, they look completely opposite. Which means even if a medication helps one set of symptoms, its likely going to aggravate the other.
Neurofeedback can be a long process that involves travel to a practitioner’s office a few times a week to get your treatment. You may not be convenient to our location in Fort Collins- in certain cases you may not need to leave the comfort of your own space. Did you know brain training can be done at home using your computer?
At Synergy Neurofeedback, we use a cutting edge neurofeedback system that allows you to do your brain training at home with your own computer or tablet and a special set of EEG headphones, designed to both receive biofeedback and provide stimulus for the patient.
At- home neurofeedback training can help with the symptoms of many disorders, including ADD, depression, anxiety, or just used to improve the overall performance of your brain.
Anxiety disorders are a major public health problem in today’s world. From the CDC:
Anxiety disorders, which include panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, and separation anxiety disorder, are the most common class of mental disorders present in the general population.1
One study estimated the annual cost of anxiety disorders in the United States to be approximately $42.3 billion in the 1990s, a majority of which was due to non-psychiatric medical treatment costs. This estimate focused on short-term effects and did not include the effect of outcomes such as the increased risk of other disorders.2