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Can Neurofeedback Help Anxiety or Depression? by Meeray Ghaly

 

See this client's experience of how her sensory sensitivity and depression was helped by neurofeedback training -

 

 

Research

 

Anxiety & Depression

Effects of NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback on Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety

Dr. Linda Beckett MD
Dr. Janet McCulloch MD
Founders of the Kingston Institute of Psychotherapy & Neurofeedback
In Kingston, Ontario, Canada

 

Neurofeedback with Anxiety and Affective Disorders

D. Corydon Hammond, PhD, ABEN/ECNS
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Utah School of Medicine, PM&R 30 No 1900 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84132-2119, USA

 


Stress and Anxiety, when managed properly, can be a real asset to performance. 

However, prolonged exposure to stress from intense environments can condition the brain to remain in a hyper-vigilant state.

Over time and through overuse, the physiology of the brain changes and the brain’s electrical patterns can become locked into this stressed state. 

When chronically stressed, we underperform in all aspects of life.

Long-term stress affects the tone of your central nervous system, affecting hormonal balance, impairing the immune system, mental processing, and emotional control. 

Chronic stress and anxiety can present a myriad of symptoms; migraines, fears, phobias, sleep trouble, irritable bowel, digestive difficulty, anger issues, adrenal fatigue, burnout; stress affects most every system in our body.

Anxious thoughts are damaging to the physiological system – which is why we experience them as physical as well as mental distress.

 

Can Neurofeedback Be Helpful To Me?

NeurOptimal neurofeedback does not treat any condition.

NeurOptimal trains the brain to work more effectively and efficiently.  

The first thing most will notice is a substantial improvement in the quality of their sleep.

Many report that they dream more vividly and sleep more soundly. After a few NeurOptimal neurofeedback sessions, users report feeling more focused, calm and centered. 

They work faster, more efficiently and experience a significant reduction in physical complaints. They’re less bothered by doubts and insecurities and are more apt to experience confidence and satisfaction.

Nagging, upsetting thoughts simply drop away with no effort on the user’s part. Free from distraction, the brain can focus on the present and naturally discover the best way to tackle the task at hand.