What is neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback in which individuals are trained to improve their brain function. Very sensitive sensors are used to detect brainwave activity, which is analyzed by a computer in real-time. The computer then presents sound and video information based on the brain's performance. Using this feedback, clients are able to learn to control their brains.
Who benefits from neurofeedback?
Research has demonstrated that neurofeedback is an effective intervention for ADHD and epilepsy. Promising ongoing research shows effectiveness for disorders such as:
- Substance abuse
- Traumatic brain injury
- Postconcussive syndrome
- Chronic pain
- Long COVID
- Musician's (Focal) Dystonia
Does neurofeedback work?
Neurofeedback is considered an experimental treatment. It has been used for more than 40 years, and well-designed research studies support claims of clients and providers that neurofeedback is highly effective. A comprehensive list of scientific research articles on neurofeedback is available from the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research.
How many sessions do I need to see results?
Results are often seen between 10-20 sessions. The average number of sessions to reach goals is from 20-40. However, this number can vary greatly depending on your reason for doing neurofeedback and your ultimate goals. We regularly monitor progress with you to ensure you get the best results in the fewest sessions.
How do I get started?
Your initial appointment will be a one hour clinical assessment with Dr Drury done via tele-health.
This will be followed by a QEEG, or brain mapping, done in our office by Giedre. Click here to learn more about QEEG.
You can begin neurofeedback sessions a few days after your QEEG.
You will receive a written report from Dr Drury two weeks after your QEEG and will have the opportunity to meet with her for a 30 minute followup via tele-health to go over your results.
How do you monitor progress?
Progress is monitored by doing a new QEEG after 20 sessions.