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Neurofeedback has been gaining steam for some time in thanks to the fact that it’s non-invasive while showing promise in treating many common chronic mental health issues. The following are five chronic ailments that could be aided by this treatment.
ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is something many folks in the United States and around the world are dealing with. The condition can be debilitating depending on how severe it is, which is part of the reason you’ll want to address it as quickly as you can.
Now, there are a lot of treatments available for this condition, but according to NeuroHope, a clinic that specializes in neurofeedback treatment in Colorado Springs suggests that an alternative path for treating ADHD is neurofeedback. This alternative solution is finally gaining some recognition, primarily as an alternative to prescription drugs that often cause undesirable side-effects. Folks with ADHD seem to have an overabundance of theta waves, which is an imbalance that neurofeedback treatment is meant to address.
Anxiety is another chronic mental health condition that is often quite scary and debilitating. For starters, people who suffer from chronic anxiety don’t know when the next panic attack is going to hit. You could be in class, at work, taking care of your children, or on a date. Part of what makes it hard to live with is that it is hard to predict and control without professional guidance.
Once the attack happens, the next few minutes can be pretty scary, especially if you are having a hard time learning how to cope with the situation when it occurs. While there are many other options including therapy and prescription drug, the good thing is neurofeedback may help this issue. It’s going to target the waves behind your anxiety attacks. With enough time, this treatment may decrease the number or severity of episodes–especially when used in conjunction with other forms of treatment.
Migraines affect people of all ages and are infamously hard to control. The severity and symptoms of these vary, but folks who have severe migraines agree that it’s something they dread. When the attack happens, you can’t do much but ride out the pain in bed, in low-light settings. Often, people that suffer from recurring migraines are forced to stop daily activities such as working or taking care of your children.
If you can’t stop what you are doing, it’ll be impossible to concentrate. Finding a way to control these attacks, minimize them, or make the pain a little less severe is the goal, and it can be done with neurofeedback. No one is saying this is going to be a cure, but it should help you deal with your condition a little more effectively.
Depression is a condition that many people have around the world. Depending on the severity, this condition could not only be debilitating but could lead to other disastrous results. Some folks that have depression have to also deal with drug abuse, alcoholism, job loss, and social isolation among other issues, including suicidal thoughts if the problem isn’t addressed properly.
The good thing is there is a lot you can do, like talking to a mental health professional. It may be overlooked, but neurofeedback can also be used to help you deal with this condition. Of course, this is not a cure, or at least not on its own, but it does seem to help fight some of the symptoms associated with depression, and that’s a step in the right direction.
OCD or obsessive-compulsive disorder is another condition that could become problematic for a person. Depending on the severity, it could get in the way of life in different ways. You should let certain people know of your condition to be upfront, but sharing something like this can be quite difficult for some people.
If you are dating someone, the symptoms can show up out of nowhere. Whatever behavior you are obsessed with is going to look peculiar to a person who doesn’t know you. This is just one example, but OCD could get you fired if you are constantly late because your OCD-induced routine at home prevents you from getting there on time.
Neurofeedback has been used to deal with this specific issue, and there were positive results. Again, do not think of this non-invasive treatment as a solution or a cure but something that can be used with other things you are doing to combat OCD.
These are just some things neurofeedback treatment can help with, but other ailments could be helped as well. Whatever you are dealing with, find out if neurofeedback can assist by asking your health care provider. He or she will know what might work for you.