Suffering from Anxiety?

Everyone experiences anxiety at times. It is a normal response to stress or stressful situations.

However, when symptoms begin as a emotional response become a regular daily occurrence, physical symptoms can begin and can feel overwhelming to overcome. 

5 Questions to ask yourself

  1. Is it hard to relax, or calm self down when stressed?
  2. Do you feel, uneasy or worried a lot during the day or week?
  3. Do you feel on guard even though you know there is no reasonable danger or threat?
  4. Do you go out of your way to avoid situations, events or places that cause you worry and distress that affect your daily personal life or work?
  5. Do you feel physical anxiety symptoms? These include racing heart, muscle weakness or tension, fatigue, nausea, chest pain, shortness of breath, stomach aches, or headaches?

If you agreed to some of these questions above, you may have an anxiety disorder. 

There are many types, some include: generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias, including social phobia, and obsessive compulsive disorder are some of the specific types but only a qualified mental health professional can diagnose and determine the best course of action.

How can Neurofeedback help?

Neurofeedback trains a patient’s brain waves based on a psychological process called operant conditioning. We aim to retrain a patient’s brainwaves by conditioning appropriate brainwave patterns that will improve their responses to stress and anxiety. With neurofeedback, a patient is able to develop the skills they need to reduce or eliminate anxiety in their lives just by watching a movie, listening to music, or playing a video game.

Patients that suffer from anxiety are regularly prescribed medications to help ease the negative symptoms associated with anxiety. These medications aim to reduce unwanted anxiety symptoms, but once these prescription drugs are stopped, the original anxiety symptoms will readily return. Neurofeedback aims to target problematic areas of the brain and reduces unwanted symptoms by using repetitive training until the correct brainwaves are being produced consistently by the patient. As the brain retrains to decrease anxiety and learns to remain more calm, often less medication is needed. Neurofeedback training in conjunction with cognitive behavioral therapy or other behavioral tools work best to help eliminate anxiety and improve a patient’s daily functioning and promote a better quality of life. Overall, neurofeedback has been proven to help reduce anxiety long term and aides in the process to help patients wean off medication with their doctor’s supervision.

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