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What is Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback- the power of neuroplasticity

One of the obstacles to recovery for participants with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is the widespread pattern of co-occurring disorders that accompany it, such as depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While many of these conditions have FDA approved medications available as a means of treatment, these medications do not come without a host of additional side effects and the risk of physical dependency.

Roaring Brook has made the investment in a noninvasive method of treatment to reduce these symptoms. Neurofeedback is a proven treatment modality for many of these co-occurring disorders including anxiety, depression, insomnia, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), PTSD, autism, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and many more. Neurofeedback is method of treatment that involves no medication, no reported long-term side effects, and a minimal treatment period lasting between 20 and 30 sessions.

Using a QEEG (qualitative electroencephalogram) neurofeedback measures the probability of dysregulation in specific areas of the brain. This dysregulation – depending on where in the brain it occurs – is associated with a wide variety of symptoms. Once these areas of dysregulation are identified, our participants sit back, relax, and enjoy their favorite TV shows on our 50-inch flat screen while simultaneously receiving therapy. Sound too good to be true? We thought so too-but with over 40 years of evidence to support these incredible outcomes get ready to experience some remarkable results. We strive to be on the cutting-edge of technology in our efforts to bring Lexington the best possible treatment for substance use disorder. Neurofeedback is just one of the tools we have under our belt to individualize every participants treatment plan.

Remember-here at Roaring Brook we know that every journey is different, but together we heal.

Written by Matt Otto