New Training Program Propels the Use of Neurofeedback Systems in Handling Anxiety Disorders


NFB (Neurofeedback) is also known as neurobiofeedback or neurotherapy which is a kind of biofeedback that uses the real-time displays of the activities of brain, mainly EEG (electroencephalography), to explain self-regulation of the function of the brain. Usually, to measure activity, sensors are positioned on the scalp, with measurements displayed using audio or video.

To better map the brain activity, neurofeedback considers subjective, cognitive and behavioral aspects. According to an ongoing study by Future Market Insights, the growing need for a process that teaches an individual about the change in physiological activity for improving performance and health can lead to the growth in adoption of neurofeedback in the global market. Some studies also show that neurofeedback would be a useful intervention potentially, with regards to brain-related conditions. So far, it has been used for addiction, anxiety, depression, epilepsy, insomnia, brain damage from stroke, Tourette syndrome, aggression, trauma, pain, Schizophrenia, autism, and headaches and other causes. It is also used for treating working memory deficit and auditory processing disorder.

Neurofeedback Training to Create Long-Term Augmentation in Brain Functioning

According to a recent news in New York, in today’s world, people experience more stress than the people of earlier times, as in our forefathers. Neurofeedback that renders positive effects has been used since many years to manage blood pressure, pain and stress. More than anything else, anxiety is faced by majority of the population on a daily basis.

Anxiety is a term meant to indicate apprehension, fear and worry. In traumatic, fear-inducing and dangerous circumstances, anxiety is the usual reaction or response. But, if these aren’t the causes faced, then it’s a sign of a serious imbalance in the functioning of the brain. Anxiety disorders can affect every aspect of life adversely, be in personal or professional life. Few types of diagnoses that involve anxiety are obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and social phobias. When the brainwaves are imbalanced, the person’s state goes naturally to fight or flight mode. The sufferers of anxiety tend to have negative and repetitive thoughts that leads to a chronic state of dread or fear. This brainwave activity which occurs in the right side of the brain known as excessive beta brainwave activity is measured using quantitative electro-encephalogram (QEEG), also called as “brain map”. The standard approach to these problems is either therapy or medications or both. But now, Neurofeedback training is the trending solution.

How It Works

Neurofeedback training, a natural and carefree approach can create long-term positive effects in brain function. It uses the natural ability of the brains to learn new things and for the healing process. The small sensors places on the scalp helps the computer to measure the brainwave output. If the beta brainwaves are high, the visual and audio inputs grow dim initiating the brain to return its focus to the video. In the 30min training session, this happens nearly 100s of times per minute. Once the brain is in balanced stage, the patient gets calm and in control. Therefore, the effects of neurofeedback are long-lasting, safe and has no side-effects compared to traditional therapies and medicines.

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