Who Neurofeedback Helps

What issues neurofeedback addresses. With links to peer-reviewed scientific artilces in support of the efficacy of neurofeedback.

Who Neurofeedback Helps

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Commonly Treated Symptoms

 

Neurofeedback has been used to treat symptoms from a wide variety of disorders.  Many studies show that neurofeedback has been helpful with ADHD, anxiety, depression, insomnia and other sleep issues, PTSD, OCD, mild traumatic brain injury and autism.

 

How long does neurofeedback take?

Do the changes last?

There is no set amount of neurofeedback sessions; the number is different for each individual.  With ISF neurofeedback training, clients often notice changes in the first few sessions.  A minimum of 15-20 sessions is recommended to allow changes to solidify.  As the neurofeedback progresses the clinician will continuously evaluate progress with you to ensure that you are getting what you need from the treatment.

Many people find a great deal of relief from symptoms after a few months of doing neurofeedback, and the average number of sessions varies but is often around 40.  This is dependent upon the severity of symptoms, how well the individual responds to training, and other environmental and lifestyle factors.

The changes from neurofeedback are most often permanent.  At times a client may need or want a “tune-up” session, but the goal of neurofeedback is that the brain is changed and remains in a more self-regulated state.  This can be in contrast to many medications which may or may not bring about permanent change, often with unwanted side-effects.

What is the supporting evidence for neurofeedback?

Here are links to scientific studies regarding neurofeedback.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Jessica Weimer, LPC, BCN