Neurofeedback San Diego
Everyone Googling ‘neurofeedback San Diego’ has something important in common: they want to feel better. Perhaps like you, they are struggling with anxiety, depression, attention deficit, PTSD, chronic pain, or another challenge. They want to avoid taking medication or reduce their current dosage. And just like you, they suspect that big pharma is using it’s power to discredit medication alternatives that work better. So instead of giving you our biased opinion, we’re going to let the experts say it for us!
DC Hammond (2005) states, “A robust body of research documents that there are biological predispositions that often exist for depression, anxiety, and obsessive–compulsive disorder. However, new research has shown that medication is only mildly more effective than placebo in the treatment of these problems. In treating these conditions, neurofeedback (EEG biofeedback) may offer an alternative (p. 1).”
Echoing hammond, Frank H. Duffy, a Professor and Pediatric Neurologist at Harvard Medical School, recently stated that scholarly literature now suggests “[Neurofeedback] should play a major therapeutic role in many difﬁcult areas. In my opinion, if any medication had demonstrated such a wide spectrum of efﬁcacy, it would be universally accepted and widely used” (2000, p. v). Dr. Duffy goes on to state, “It has been impressive to me that this treatment not only improves depression that has commonly been medication resistant, but it also commonly reduces anxiety and rumination, increases ego strength, and as one would expect from activating an approach motivation area of the brain, decreases withdrawal and introversion.”
“Research findings show that neurofeedback training led to increase of alpha wave in the receiver group. In addition, influence of neurofeedback training on reduction of GAD symptoms in this group is considerably higher than that of drug therapy group (Nainian et al. 2013).” GAD is Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
Many more studies can be found dating back to the 60s. Many are here on this website. To learn more and read FAQs about how our unique neurofeedback works and if it’s right for you, connect with us for a free consultation.
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Hammond, D.C. (2005). Neurofeedback Treatment of Depression and Anxiety. Journal of Adult Development, Vol. 12, Nos. 2/3) DOI: 10.1007/s10804-005-7029-5 link
Nainian, M.R. et al. (2013). Comparing the Influence of Drug Therapy and Neurofeedback Training on Reduction of Anxiety Symptoms and Life Quality of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Patients. Journal of Clinical Psychology & Personality link.