Neurofeedback, a safe, medication free brain training treatment, aims to improve brain function by targeting areas in the brain that are having trouble functioning. After neurofeedback sessions, the brain functions at a more optimal level, allowing a person to live life more easily. Neurofeedback combined with additional therapies, such as talk therapy, and a well-balanced diet and exercise routine, will noticeably improve day to day life in various ways, including:
Mood disorders are a category of mental illness that cause a significant change in a person’s mood. Depression is a common feature of mental illness with 20% of the US population reports at least one symptom of depression a month. Various types of mood disorders identify depression as the main issue, can hinder a person’s normal function in day to day life. Read our blog “10 Types of Depression" where we discuss different types of depression and how neurofeedback can be used to calm symptoms to improve quality of life.
Emotional symptoms of mood disorders include:
The average person commonly experiences high levels of stress at any given time, especially if work or school starts increasing demands on performance. The body processes stress in mysterious ways. It is important to listen to what your body is telling you. Read this list of five sneaky symptoms of stress.
In the US, about 30 million cases of migraines are reported each year. Migraines are persistent, pulsing headaches that come with several other difficult symptoms making daily functioning come to a halt. Anyone who has ever experienced a migraine can tell you how intensely painful they can be and how difficult they are to treat. The pain of a migraine typically worsens with exertion. Those suffering often are confined to a quiet, dark room until the pain lets up. Migraines are caused by blood vessels that become enlarged in addition to the release of chemicals from nerve fibers surrounding these vessels.
PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, affects the lives of about 5.2 million people in the United States each year, meaning about 3.6% of adults. PTSD is a psychiatric disorder caused by witnessing a life-threatening or terrifying traumatic event or events. Knowing someone who was diagnosed with PTSD can be very overwhelming and can take a toll on an existing relationship. Those experiencing PTSD symptoms may become moody and distant, which can be difficult to understand for those trying to be supportive. It is important to understand that many of the person’s actions stem from a nervous system that is constantly in a state of fear, worrying about constant threats to their safety.