What’s Better For ADHD: Neurofeedback Or Medications?

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When it comes to reducing or eliminating symptoms associated with attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), there are many different approaches. A recent university study sought to determine which was better, a physiological approach (medications) or a neurological one (neurofeedback). Both have their benefits, but which one does more to alleviate symptoms: Let’s find out.

A 2018 study by Erasmus University’s department of psychology in the Netherlands conducted 8 randomized trials to see if there was a significant difference between both methods. Medications ...

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Bipolar Disorder – Alternative Therapies That Work

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It can be said that bipolar disorder is not just one mental health condition, but a combination of many. These include depression, anxiety, anger, severe mood swings, suicidal thoughts, focus problems and more. It has been called a “psychiatric life sentence” with the patient often abusing drugs or alcohol throughout out life.

Unfortunately, like many other mental health issues it’s prevalence in on the rise. In a given year bipolar disorder affects about 5.7 million American adults, ...

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The Importance Of Exercising Your Brain

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You may have noticed that neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, dementia and Parkinson’s are on the rise. While the exact cause is still under debate, scientists agree that every person should take steps to slow cognitive decline now while they are younger. Just like physical exercise helps your body last longer, mental exercise helps your brain last longer as well. That is where neurofeedback and brain training can help.

Neurofeedback is being studied as a primary therapy to slow the natural ...

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How To Improve Insomnia & Sleep Disorders

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In today’s electronic, caffeine-driven society, it’s not too surprising that a large number of Americans are having trouble sleeping. In addition to an over-consumption of caffeine and sugar, we are exposed to a constant bombardment of radiation (cell phones), electromagnetic frequencies (wifi networks) and declining air quality. This can also have a big impact on our stress levels.

Sleep disorders have reached epidemic status: Recent studies on the prevalence of insomnia show us that almost 1/3 of the US population suffers ...

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Can Neurofeedback Help Parkinson’s Disease?

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Parkinson’s disease is caused by a breakdown in the nerve cells that make dopamine, a neurotransmitter. This breakdown affects a person’s motor function, causing uncontrollable shaking and loss of voluntary muscle movement. About 1 million Americans live with it, and as of now there is no known cure. However, studies have shown that brain-based therapies like neurofeedback may offer some hope.

Parkinson’s is progressive, which means it gets worse over time, usually over the course of many years. The origin of ...

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How to Reduce Stress & Perform Better Under Pressure

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The Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science is world renown. The faculty and alumni of Columbia Engineering have won 10 Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry, medicine, and economics. So when they publish a study, people take notice.

Recently, they completed a study on the effects of neurofeedback based on the idea that humans make better decisions and perform better at demanding sensory motor tasks when they have control over the arousal state of their sympathetic nervous system. As an ...

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Don’t Ignore Your Brain!

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The brain is the control center for your entire body. Everything from cognitive thinking to breathing, regeneration and pain management run through the brain. If you’re taking steps to take care of your body, then you definitely need to take care of the brain. The key to keeping the brain healthy is understanding how it works.

There are 4 primary brainwaves, which control everything from sleep and regeneration to critical thinking and the subconscious. Delta waves are responsible for proper sleep ...

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Neurofeedback For Drug Resistant Depression

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A small pilot study has indicated that neurofeedback – where patients concentrate on modifying their own brainwave patterns – has potential to treat many of the 100m people worldwide who suffer from Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD). This is the first time that neurofeedback has been shown to improve both individual symptoms and overall recovery in TRD.

According to the World Health Organization*, “Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide”, with over 300 million people suffering globally. There are treatments for depression, ...

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Neurofeedback Relief For Fibromyalgia Pain

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Fibromyalgia is a clinical syndrome characterized by widespread muscle pain and fatigue, and can severely affect sleep, memory and mood. It is more common in women as they age, but can affect anyone.

The origins of fibromyalgia have in recent years been traced back to the brain and how it processes and transfers neural signals. If this research proves accurate (studies so far show it has), then effective treatment of fibromyalgia should include brain-based therapies like neurofeedback.

A new study ...

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What Is Neuroplasticity?

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Historical thinking in the field of neuroscience was that the brain you were born with is the brain you were stuck with for life. However, with decades of brain study the emergence of neuroplasticity has challenged this thinking. So just what is neuroplasticity?

Neuroplasticity is defined as the capacity of the brain to develop and change throughout life, plasticity referring to the brain’s capacity to reorganize itself. The idea is that the brain is malleable in terms of structure, allowing ...

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