Frequently Asked Questions

Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback that uses real-time displays of brain activity—often through EEG—to teach self-regulation of brain functions. It’s a non-invasive method used for improving mental health and cognitive performance.

Neurofeedback works by monitoring brain waves and providing feedback in real-time. This feedback helps individuals learn to consciously control their brain activity, which can lead to improved mental health and cognitive function.

Brain maps are visual representations of brain wave activity. They are used in neurofeedback to identify areas of the brain that are under- or over-active, helping to tailor neurofeedback sessions to individual needs.

Yes, neurofeedback has been used to help manage symptoms of various conditions, including ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and others, though results can vary.

A typical session involves wearing sensors on the scalp to measure brain activity while responding to stimuli from a computer program. Sessions usually last around 30-60 minutes.

The number of sessions varies, but typically 20-40 sessions are recommended for lasting results. The exact number depends on the individual and their goals.

Neurofeedback is generally considered safe with minimal side effects. Some individuals may experience temporary tiredness or a feeling of mental ‘fogginess’ post-session.

Yes, at-home neurofeedback systems are available. However, they might not be as comprehensive as professional sessions and should be used under guidance.

Basic equipment includes a neurofeedback device (like an EEG headset), a computer or tablet, and specialized software for the training program.

Progress can be tracked through regular assessments with a practitioner or using software analytics in at-home systems, monitoring changes in brainwave patterns and self-reported improvements in symptoms.

Yes, there is a growing body of research supporting the effectiveness of neurofeedback for various conditions, though more extensive studies are needed for definitive conclusions.

To start, seek a consultation with a qualified neurofeedback practitioner who can assess your needs and develop a personalized training program.

Costs vary depending on location and practitioner. It’s often not covered by insurance, and prices can range from $75 to $200 per session.

Yes, neurofeedback can be suitable for children, particularly for conditions like ADHD. It’s non-invasive and considered safe for most age groups.

Unlike medication, neurofeedback is drug-free and focuses on training the brain to function better. It’s different from traditional therapy as it directly targets brainwave patterns, while therapy often focuses on behavioral and thought processes.

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