It is a challenging time for an increasing number of U.S. patients with brain-based disorders. In particular, ADHD diagnoses in children by some estimations have reached epidemic proportions, while stress- and adjustment-related symptoms are increasing overall.11
Despite billions of dollars poured into research and treatment efforts, the incidence of behavioral health disorders in the U.S. continues to rise. Efficacious interventions and treatments for behavioral health, including mental health, are needed now and will be even more valuable in the days ahead.
Neurofeedback (NFB) is a noninvasive proven treatment for ADHD and other mental health issues. NFB uses sensors and a digital interface to measure brainwaves, allowing individuals to observe and modulate their own brain’s activity. A feedback and reward system helps patients achieve brain states associated with self-regulation, attention, focus, and other improvements relative to behavioral health conditions. NFB helps address patterns of dysregulation associated with irregular brainwave activity found in a range of conditions including ADHD, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, and sleep disorders.77 Click here to learn more about BrainFutures’ report on NFB to help treat ADHD and anxiety.
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McCormack, H., Kennedy, P., Harbin, H., Carneal, J., & Alfred, L. (2015) Promoting Brain Health and Brain Fitness: A National Call for Action. (C. O’Brien, Ed.) Retrieved from www.thekennedyforum.org/app/uploads/2017/06/issue-brief-Brain_Fitness_160725.pdf