Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive disorder
Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and much more
Neurofeedback has been researched and tested to be a reliable form of treatment for issues such as Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and many other disorders. Anxiety is when the brain produces excessive fast brain wave activity. The brain tends to get stuck in high brain wave activity struggling to shift into more regulated states. Neurofeedback has the ability to target the location of the fast brain wave activity and teach the brain to shift into healthier states. When this is done, the individual will experience calmer states and the ability to self-regulate.
qEEG Brain wave activity biomarkers for Anxiety
Impact of Neurofeedback and issues related to Anxiety
Research supports Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and neurofeedback to be a very effective, safe, treatment to reduce the symptoms of general anxiety. Many people turn to medication to manage their anxiety, but it doesn’t work for everyone. There is significant research indicating that certain parts of the brain are involved in fear and anxiety. The amygdala is specialized for reacting to stimuli and triggering a physiological response, a process that is described as emotion or fear. If the brain is out of balance in this area the physiological response may be out of balance as well. With neurofeedback you can change the way the brain self regulates. We all worry about things like health, money, or family problems. Some of us worry about many things, even when there is little or no reason to worry. If you are very anxious about just getting through the day, and think things will go badly for you with no reason or cause, then you may be experiencing general anxiety. When worry gets in the way of doing every day tasks, going to school or work, or limits your social relationships, something is wrong. General anxiety often starts during the teen or young adult years. Symptoms may get better or worse at different times, and often worsen during stressful times. People with general anxiety disorder generally worry very much about everyday things, have an inability to relax or calm down, have a hard time falling asleep or staying asleep, have a hard time concentrating, have headaches, muscle aches, stomach aches, or unexplained pains. Whether you are a child or an adult the effect of anxiety can ruin your life, devastate your friends, and family. There are things you can do to help yourself and others that may be experiencing anxiety. CBT and neurofeedback are a highly effective, safe, non-invasive ways to calm the neurological and physiological systems down and relieve the feelings of anxiety. With most anxiety, high beta waves, the real fast waves. dominate and the mind is operating at an extreme pace with fear, worry and obsessive thoughts being in control. Beta brain waves activate all systems and can demand and use large amounts of energy and physical resources, resulting in exhaustion, both mentally and physically. With neurofeedback, neurostimulation, you open the brain up to a regulated state and create a more balanced state in the brain wave patterns. Changing these brain wave patterns helps how you react during anxious situations. If you are looking for a proven anxiety treatment that will manage the symptoms of your anxiety successfully, please call today, 405-227-5774, or request a complementary consultation and learn how we can help you today.
Neurofeedback Research related to Anxiety, OCD, PTSD
Kerson, C., Sherman, R.A., Kozlowski, G.P. (2009). Alpha suppression and symmetry training for generalized anxiety symptoms. Journal of Neurotherapy 13(3), 146 – 155.
Peniston, E. G., Marrinan, D. A., Deming, W. A., & Kulkosky, P. J. (1993). EEG alpha- theta brainwave synchronization in Vietnam theater veterans with combat-related post- traumatic stress disorder and alcohol abuse. Advances in Medical Psychotherapy, 6, 37-50.