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Neurofeedback Therapy for ADHD in Children

Neurofeedback is an evidence-based, non-invasive treatment that looks at your neural anatomy and the wiring of your brain. It allows us to analyze the system responsible for your mental health concerns and use this information to help you address thoughts, triggers, and patterns that impact your mental well-being.

What Mental Health Conditions Can Neurofeedback Help Treat?

 

At ResWell, our Neurovert program uses neurofeedback therapy to help treat mental health conditions such as:

 

Watch this video to learn more about neurofeedback.

How Neurofeedback Therapy Helps With Mental Health Symptoms

When used in combination with other evidence-based treatments, neurofeedback can help children and adults to:

Improve attention and focus

Numerous studies have shown that neurofeedback helps improve your attention and focus while reducing hyperactive behaviors.

 

Reduce behavioral issues

Neurofeedback can help you manage and reduce behavioral issues, such as impulsiveness and aggression.

 

Increase emotional regulation

Neurofeedback therapy for ADHD or other conditions can help you manage emotions more effectively, reducing episodes of anger, sadness, or frustration.

 

Improve sleep quality

This treatment can help improve sleep patterns, positively impacting all aspects of your mental and physical health.

 

Learn more easily

Neurofeedback therapy can help you improve cognitive function and processing speed, making learning and completing tasks easier.

 

Manage stress and anxiety

By regulating the brain’s response to stress, neurofeedback can help you reduce anxiety and promote relaxation.

How Neurofeedback Treatment Works at ResWell

The 4 steps of getting neurofeedback therapy from ResWell are as follows:

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1. Schedule an appointment

Call or message us to let us know what concerns you or your child may be struggling with. We will work with you to schedule a consultation as soon as an opening is available. Fill out our new patient inquiry form here.

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2. Attend your consultation

During your initial consultation, your ResWell provider will evaluate you or your child and record a quantitative EEG, the electrical fingerprint of your brain. This qEEG will show how much brain waves are being produced and in what area of the brain. Your provider will create a brain map based on the qEEG to show what areas of the brain may be impacting emotions, attention, and other mental health symptoms. After this initial neurofeedback appointment, we will create a personalized neurofeedback training protocol that will target the areas of the brain that may be causing your symptoms.

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3. Receive neurofeedback therapy

In a neurofeedback treatment session, we place sensors on your scalp to monitor brainwaves. You watch a video or play a game that reacts based on brainwaves; the screen responds with rewarding images or sounds when your brainwaves enter a positive state. This process helps “train” your brain without altering its chemistry, offering beneficial results without potential side effects, pain, or discomfort.

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4. Improve between treatments

During neurofeedback therapy for conditions like ADHD, brain mapping helps us monitor, measure, and analyze brain activity to identify what activities may be at the root of your mental health symptoms. We can then create a plan that helps you recognize your brain states and reinforce positive brainwaves between treatment sessions.

Why Choose ResWell for Neurofeedback Treatment?

ResWell is home to the Neurovert program, which uses neurofeedback and neuromodulation techniques to help address ADHD and other mental health conditions.

Using our ResWell Team Approach, we incorporate integrative treatments like neurofeedback, therapy, fitness training, nutrition, coordinated care, and more to address all aspects of your mental and physical health. Our collaborative approach supports your overall well-being by optimizing each component of day-to-day functioning, enabling you to thrive and build resiliency toward future challenges.

 

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Schedule Neurofeedback Treatment in Los Angeles

Conditions like ADHD and depression are not easy to manage on your own, but our multidisciplinary team of mental health experts can help. As one of the only pediatric integrative mental health practices in Southern California, ResWell offers the expertise and collaborative approach necessary to provide a personalized treatment plan that works for your family. Contact us today to learn if neurofeedback or our other integrative, evidence-based treatments can help guide you on your mental health journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is neurofeedback therapy?

Neurofeedback is a type of therapy that provides real-time feedback about brain activity with the aim of teaching patients how to regulate and modify their own brain function to improve mental health symptoms.

How does neurofeedback work for treating ADHD?

Neurofeedback for ADHD works to suppress the activity of certain brainwaves while enhancing others, helping to reduce inattention and impulsivity. For example, in a typical neurofeedback session, a patient may receive rewarding feedback when sensors detect brainwaves associated with focus and attention. Meanwhile, brainwaves associated with inattention or hyperactivity will not provide rewards. This helps patients retrain the brain and learn to control brainwaves to help manage ADHD symptoms.

Does neurofeedback therapy really help with ADHD?

Research is still ongoing, but multiple studies have found that neurofeedback can help improve ADHD symptoms such as hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention in children.

What is neurofeedback therapy used for besides ADHD?

In addition to supplementing ADHD treatment, neurofeedback can help treat conditions such as depression, insomnia, ASD, anxiety, depression, learning disorders, and more.

Can I have neurofeedback done at home?

Neurofeedback therapy sessions are completed at ResWell, but patients can use the tools they learn in sessions to continue training their brainwaves between treatments.

Is neurofeedback safe?

Research on potential adverse effects is still ongoing, but neurofeedback is currently believed to be a safe and generally well-tolerated treatment for ADHD.

What does research say about neurofeedback?

Research has found neurofeedback to be an effective treatment for multiple mental health conditions, including ADHD.

How much does neurofeedback cost?

Please call or text us to inquire about the cost of neurofeedback at ResWell.

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