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The Latest Advances in the Field of Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback, an alternative therapy that involves measuring and then stimulating brain waves until they reach a specific frequency, is a rapidly evolving field. Every month new developments are coming to light, as neurofeedback moves closer to the mainstream. Through research studies and clinical reviews, we are seeing more scientific proof that neurofeedback is effective in treating many different brain- based disorders.

How Does Neurofeedback Work?

qEEG brain scanNeurofeedback starts with a brain map. Using a qEEG, a  neuroimaging technique also known as quantitative electroencephalogram, a neurofeedback specialist compares the frequencies of different areas of a patient’s brain with the known normal ranges. Then a treatment protocol is created designed to raise or lower the aberrant frequencies to within normal ranges.

Treatment is then administered, in the specialist’s office or at home. This involves an electronic interface consisting of a qEEG headband to measure the trained frequencies in real time, and a feedback device, usually a tablet. The patient plays a special type of video game, controlled only by brain activity!

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Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

bipolar disorder and neurofeedbackBipolar disorder is a psychiatric illness that involves extreme changes in mood. Mood swings, which range between depression and elation (mania), can be accompanied by changes in sleep patterns and activity levels, risk taking behaviors, disorganized behavior, agitation and possibly aggression.

Treatment of bipolar disorder is often a long undertaking, traditionally involving a combination of psychotherapy and medication.

Bipolar disorder affects about 5.7 million American adults, or about 2.6% of the U.S. population 18 and older, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (2008 Statistics).