Anxiety & Stress

Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder. Some people show physical signs of anxiety, such as teeth grinding, headaches, a racing heart or stomach pain. Others may have anxiety that is more internalized such as obsessive thinking, compulsions, worry, or irrational fears. Anxiety presents as a variety of symptoms, and with varying degrees or intensities in each person.

Ongoing stress and anxiety impacts how our body and brain function resulting in abnormal brain wave activity. Chronic stress can literally be toxic, causing wear and tear on a body system and lead to disease. Neurotherapy reduces these overactive brain waves, help retrain the brain and calm the nervous system, thereby reducing symptoms and leading to better overall health.

Research and Articles on Neurofeedback and Anxiety:

Neurofeedback with Anxiety and Affective Disorders
by Hammond DC Ph.D. ABEN/ECNS

Compelling evidence exists for a neurophysiologic basis for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). A large number of positron emission tomographic and single photon emission computed tomographic studies have found increased blood flow and metabolism in the mediofrontal, anterior cingulate, right frontal, or orbitofrontal areas [1-14], which implicates a cortico-striato-thalamocortical network.

Treatment of Chronic Anxiety Disorder with Neurotherapy: A Case Study
by Thomas JE Ph.D. and Sattlberger E B.A.

The objective of the present case study is to report the effects of alpha-decrease biofeedback training on a patient diagnosed with Anxiety Disorder Three Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventories (MMPI and MMPI-2) were used as objective measures of treatment efficacy. Following 15 sessions of slow wave inhibit/fast wave increase EEG feedback training, the patient reported a significant reduction in anxiety-related symptoms.

Evaluating the Efficacy of a Biofeedback Intervention to Reduce Children’s Anxiety [abs.]
by Wenck LS, Leu PW, D’Amato RC

Biofeedback Treatments of Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Preliminary Results [abs.]
by Rice KM, Blanchard EB, Purcell M