How Can Neurofeedback Help Treat ADHD?

If you're diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or attention-deficit disorder (ADD), either as an adult or as a child, your diagnosis might actually come as a relief. At last, you have an explanation for your struggles with focus, impulsivity, attention, or timeliness. And, as soon as you identify the reason for your mental health symptoms, you can start to explore real techniques to improve your focus and mood. With treatment, you can take back control over your life.

150can direct you toward revolutionary therapies like neurofeedback that can help your ADHD symptoms, potentially resolving your mental health issues for long-term balance and wellness. Here's what Dr. Nugent tells his patients who are interested in the potential of neurofeedback to improve their mental health.

How does neurofeedback work?

With neurofeedback therapy, also called electroencephalogram (EEG) biofeedback, you can noninvasively retrain your brain. With repeated neurofeedback treatments, you can achieve the balance you need to maintain stable mental health over time.

Neurofeedback lets you skip the need for medications and drug complications and side effects. The treatment is completely drug-free. Instead, we use cutting-edge computer technology to balance and adjust the electrical energy in your brain. 

Our cap-shaped tool measures your brain activity, while you make simple motions like blinking at a spot on the office wall. Noninvasive neurofeedback treatment doesn't shock your brain with electrical currents, just records your brain signals to improve your energy balance. 

The electrical impulses in your brain govern everything from your moods to your decisions, and manipulating your electrical pathways lets you break out of old habits and patterns. With neurofeedback, you can improve your ADHD symptoms. Benefit from better concentration, quit bad habits for good, and even get in some needed relaxation! 

Who is a good candidate for neurofeedback therapy?

Neurofeedback treatment has the potential to help patients of all ages with a variety of mental health issues, from ADD and ADHD to anxiety, depression, and addiction. Dr. Nugent may recommend neurofeedback treatment for patients who suffer from complex mental health conditions including:

In addition, neurofeedback may be helpful if you have unwanted mood swings, problems sleeping, anger management issues, or poor self-esteem. The easy, noninvasive treatment can painlessly improve your mental health condition and outlook on life. An appointment only takes about 30 minutes, and you won't need any downtime to recover afterward.

To find out more about whether or not neurofeedback could be your way out of mental health struggles, get in touch with Dr. Nugent and his care team at Nugent Family Counseling Center today. You can schedule an appointment at our San Jose, Santa Clara, Aliso Viejo, California or Reno, Nevada, offices over the phone, or book online.

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