Many recent studies show that Neurofeedback helps reduce anxiety in different ways, for many different types of people. What “types of people” you might be thinking?
- Phobias: After Neurofeedback treatment, people were able to consciously decrease their anxious feelings about the phobia they used to have.
- Medications: Another interesting study proposed that qEEG Brain Mapping is so effective at imaging a brain’s pattern that it could be effectively used to decide which and how the medication would be best for an individual with anxiety. This psychopharmacological use has been proposed by experts in the field for a long time.
- Alcoholism due to Anxiety: Another study showed that Neurofeedback successfully helped people dependent upon alcohol to drown their anxiety in finally reducing their need for addiction
- OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders): Those with contamination type OCD experienced a large reduction in their feelings of compulsions and then their behaviors.
Anxiety can manifest for people differently and on an ever increasing scale. For example, there is your run of the mill stress that I feel because I am running multiple businesses while raising 5 kids. Yikes. There is anxiety that feels even “hotter” if you will when we are under pressure to get something done quickly. Constant overachievement can do the same thing. Basically, your brain suffers because of the ongoing stress.
Villanova University has outlined a number of studies for different types of anxiety highlighting each’s effectiveness (https://concept.journals.villanova.edu/article/view/1831/1754) and in this really awesome article on Mental Health Daily
(http://mentalhealthdaily.com/2015/07/13/neurofeedback-for-anxiety-disorders-an-effective-treatment/) even more studies are highlighted.
In a nutshell. Neurofeedback was particularly helpful in people with anxiety to get back to feeling better and living a happier, more fulfilling life.