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Neurofeedback (Electroencephalographic/EEG Biofeedback)

Brain Health

Neurofeedback is a medication free approach to treating ADHD, anxiety, depression and more for patients of all ages.

What is Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback, also called EEG biofeedback or brainwave training, is a safe and effective therapy technique that increases brain regulation and directly addresses symptoms in the brain. 

This is accomplished by providing the user with information on their brainwave activity, as measured by non-invasive electrodes on the scalp. Patients typically come to the office 1-3 times per week and watch a movie or listen to audio that rewards their brain for achieving the desired behavior, such as producing more relaxation or less inattention. Years of clinical research have shown that certain patterns of abnormal brainwaves correlate with certain behaviors. Over time, your brain learns how to keep this new level of functioning outside of your sessions and into your daily life. Unlike medication, neurofeedback is not a lifetime of treatment. However, training requires commitment and consistency. Neurofeedback can be provided as a standalone treatment, or alongside Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other interventions.

We are also the first office in the metropolitan Tri-State area to offer Myndlift home neurofeedback training, a way to continue your training outside the office anywhere with an internet connection. 

Neurofeedback Training

Example Neurofeedback Session.

What is a qEEG Brain Scan?

Before we begin to address your symptoms, we need to understand what is happening in the brain, where it is happening and how problematic the issue is. This is done through a qEEG brain scan. Quantitative Electroencephalography (qEEG or Quantitative EEG), often referred to as qEEG brain mapping, is an objective assessment tool used to measure the brain’s electrical activity (brainwaves) in the cerebral cortex. The scan produces a series of visual maps that are analyzed in order for your licensed clinician to devise an individualized treatment plan, which includes neurofeedback training.This non-invasive scan is performed during a 45 minute session by placing an electrode cap on the patient’s head, which is prepped with special conductive gel. Subsequent brain scans are conducted every 1-2 months alongside CBT and Neurofeedback treatment in order to monitor progress and measure results.

Example brain waves

The qEEG brain scan identifies problematic activity in the brain.

What is 19 Channel LoRETA Z Score Neurofeedback?

While other clinics tend to offer 1-5 channel training, Behavioral Associates utilizes 19-channel neurofeedback (also know as LoRETA Z-score neurofeedback or “full cap” neurofeedback). This highly efficient form of neurofeedback trains up to 5,700 variables at one time. Loreta analyzes the density of electrical currents measured on the surface of the scalp and uses sophisticated calculations based on reference MRI images to pinpoint the source of these currents deep within the brain. This allows us to target many more areas of the brain than is normally possible with surface EEG, resulting in an increased ability to create lasting, positive changes in your brain.

Contact us or call our office at (212) 860-8500 to learn if neurofeedback is the right treatment for you.

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