Anxiety disorders are among the most common types of mental disorders in the United States.
Although anxiety is most commonly treated with conventional therapy and medication, not every patient responds to these therapies and some patients may even experience adverse effects as a result.
To bridge the gap, practitioners are increasingly practicing Neurofeedback therapy as a treatment for anxiety.
After more than 50 years of development, today’s methods for applying Neurofeedback therapy (also called Neuromodulation therapy) are sophisticated and well documented. Thanks to advances in technology, the treatment has become more accessible and reputable studies have shown that Neurofeedback therapy resulted in reduced anxiety.
Most of us know the physical symptoms of anxiety because we’ve experienced them at some point in our lives: elevated heartbeat, profuse sweating, racing thoughts and rapid breathing.
For most of us, these symptoms are short-lived and limited to short circumstances. But for those who live with an anxiety disorder, the stress is chronic. Over time, the disorder takes a tremendous toll on physical and emotional health.
Your brain is incredibly adaptable. When given the right stimulus, it is capable of making adjustments. When the brain is self-regulating correctly, brainwaves show particular patterns.
During Neurofeedback therapy, the brain attempts to maintain this well-regulated state. Over time, the brain learns to remain in this state.