How does anxiety affect my brain?
Due to the environment and the everyday stressors impacting our lives, the body can become overloaded and our brainwaves can become abnormal. This irregularity often found in people suffering from anxiety can create abnormal responses to incoming stimuli.
How is anxiety usually treated?
The standard protocol for anxiety is a prescription for certain antidepressant drugs that work to stimulate the production of serotonin the “feel good” transmitter. They are effective in helping someone “feel good” short term, but they don’t actually correct the problem. They do not address the underlying effect of brainwave imbalance. The medications may even cause abnormal brainwave patterns, which leads to greater symptoms causing a vicious negative loop.
How can Neurofeedback help Anxiety?
Neurofeedback is guided exercise for the brain. It directly targets the abnormal patterns that are understood to underlie anxiety. The goal of Neurofeedback is to transform abnormal brainwave patterns into more normal, healthy, organized patterns. With Neurofeedback training the brain can become more stable and able to operate more efficiently. Studies have shown a 75% success rate with Neurofeedback training and anxiety.