See What Health Professionals Have To Say About Neurofeedback?
“Neurofeedback enhances (functions in) particular parts of the brain. We measure real changes of the brain from Neurofeedback when we do neuropsychological assessment. You can see the changes in neurobehavioural function… Neuro-biofeedback gives the brain direction – it tells the biochemical system which way to go to make its correction. The brain needs that guidance, stimulation and direction… It would take 3 – 5 years to do what I can now do in 3 – 5 months.” (in brain injury rehab)
Angelo Bolea, Ph.D. Neuropsychologist, Maryland. USA.
“This is a broad reach tool, and it’s a good tool. -and it does benefit most people. It accelerates, symptom removal and the development of healthy self regulation – meaning it helps the patient’s own body make the proper adjustments.”
Dr. Thomas Brod, Psychiatrist, Los Angeles. CA. USA.
The results we are getting now are almost not comparable to the results we were getting prior to Neurofeedback. We always have done a lot of cognitive behavioural work, but our first attack is almost always with Neurofeedback… the combination works much better based on our experience. Now, we get all kinds of nice letters back from patients.”
Del Sherlock, Ph.D. Neuropsychologist, QL Australia.
“It’s as if the whole nervous system gets co-ordinated in a different way. After neurofeedback, parents often say how much their child has grown up. That just doesn’t happen on its own in a two month period. It’s as if neurofeedback helps mature the whole nervous system.”
Mark Steinberg, Ph.D. Psychologist. San Jose, CA USA
“Without neurofeedback training, it takes incredible energy and ongoing supervision from parents and teachers to keep children with A.D.D. on track. It is wonderful to see children learning to do this for themselves as they learn to regulate their brainwaves using neurofeedback. This is the most exciting thing I have done in my career as a psychologist. Neurofeedback empowers people to make changes and achieve things that were just not possible for them before.”(P227)
Lynda Thompson, Ph.D. The A.D.D.Book. Canada
” in my 38 years of practice, I have never seen any treatment that comes close to producing the results that neurofeedback offers… I have seen results achieved in days and weeks that previously took months and years to achieve, using the best methods available to us.”
Jack Woodward, M.D, Board Certified Psychiatrist, USA.
Among the newer approaches to managing ADD, the most exciting is a learning process called neurofeedback. It empowers a person to shift the way he pays attention. After more than 25 years of research in university labs, neurofeedback has become more widely available. This is a pleasing development, because neurofeedback has no negative side effects.”
William Sears, M.D. The A.D.D. Book
“In my experience with EEG Biofeedback and ADD, many people are able to improve their reading skills and decrease their need for medication. Also, EEG Biofeedback has helped decrease impulsivity and aggressiveness. It is a powerful tool, in part because the patient becomes part of the treatment process by taking more control over his own physiological processes.” (pp143-144)
Daniel Amen, M.D. Change Your Brain Change Your Life
“I’ve used neurofeedback in a comprehensive medical treatment program to help more than 1000 patients with ADHD. When combined with supportive therapies such as family counseling and educational therapy, neurofeedback is the most effective treatment available. Critics of neurofeedback hold this treatment to more rigid standards than drug treatments. Yet unlike drugs, neurofeedback is benign.”
David F. Velkoff, M.D. Medical Director, Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine, Los Angeles – Physicians Weekly, Point/Counterpoint, Jul 13, 1998,Vol XV,No.26
“I’ve seen better and deeper changes with Neurofeedback than with a similar amount of psychotherapy, and changes no amount of psychotherapy could produce. This is not to say that Neurofeedback can replace psychotherapy. There are aspects of understanding and being understood which “talk” therapy at its best, can provide that Neurofeedback does not. However, there are lots of well trained and empathetic psychotherapists, and there are not so many neurofeedback therapists.”
Amanda Armstrong. Psychotherapist, Neuropsychologist. Hawaii
“I introduced neurofeedback into my psychodynamic psychotherapy practice in 1997. Presently, most of my practice, not all, relies on an integration of psychotherapy and neurofeedback. It is this integration that I continue to find most clinically compelling.” Serbern Fisher, M.A., BCIA EEG
“I became aware of such a difference in how I interacted with the world after I began neurofeedback training. I felt calmer, more alert, and slept better. Neurofeedback has helped me to rise and fall more gently with the ebb and flow of daily life. I worked with children and young adults for many years and experienced frustration with my limited ability in helping them. … I decided to integrate neurofeedback into my work and. I am now better able to help clients of all ages function better, learn better, and feel better.” Catherine Rule M.Ed. Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (C.A.G.S) in Rehabilitation Counseling.
“Neurofeedback should be viewed as one of the three essential or primary forms of intervention – psychotherapy, pharmacology, and neurofeedback. In my experience, neurofeedback is every bit as important and powerful as the other two forms of treatment.”
Dr. Laurence Hirshberg. Psychologist, Brown University Medical School.
“It improves seizures, depression, low self esteem or congenital head injuries, and it helps the ‘craziness’ that often come with these… Patients report they sleep better, feel better, they don’t have seizures, they are more in control and they get more work done. It helps with closed head injury patients. It helps with chronic neurologic disease, where there is no active head injury but there are problems with normal functioning. We’ve had success with multiple sclerosis, with toxic encephalopathy (e.g. chemical poisoning interfering with neurologic functioning), chronic pain, migraines and fibromyalgia. And of course, we get very good results with ADD.”
Jonathan Walker, M.D., Neurologist, Dallas, TX. USA.
Bruce Goderez, a psychiatrist who trained in neurofeedback, says professionals in the fields of psychiatry and psychology have a justified tradition of skepticism regarding new forms of treatment. But Goderez, who often works with children who have severe afflictions such as ADHD, brain injuries or autism, says that given neurofeedback’s harmlessness, plus the ineffectiveness of other mental-health approaches in some extreme cases, practitioners could be more open to trying it.
“In some of these difficult cases, what do you have to lose?” he asks. “I have seen many, many people benefiting [from neurofeedback] who have had very serious problems.” “There are conditions that don’t respond at all to medication that respond to neurofeedback,” “My guess is that in 10 years, this will be a substantial technique.”