Does neurofeedback provide the same results as medication?
While the end result is similar – a noticeable change in behavior – there are distinct differences.
Medications are only effective with an adequate dosage level in the bloodstream. Medications may come with a variety of side effects including headaches, stomach aches and sleep disturbances.
Alternatively, Neurofeedback is a learning procedure where the mind is retrained to self-regulate. It is an internal process so it does not require an external resource or routine once results are achieved. Neurofeedback also does not have any negative side effects.
Neurofeedback may be used as an alternative to medication, or it can be used in combination with medications to achieve enhanced improvements over medication alone.
How many sessions are necessary to complete the training?
This largely depends on the individual, but most patients experience substantial success after 20 to 40 sessions. More complex cases like Autism and closed-head injuries may require more time. Once treatment is complete, most patients do not require any additional sessions.
Are your treatment options only for treating problems?
Not at all. Many already high performing and functioning people use neurofeedback to fine-tune their brain for better performance at work and in sports activities. Our programs have helped both business executives and professional athletes improve their focus and mental responses using neurofeedback.
What are your fees?
Our fees are consistent with other licensed psychologists. Many of our treatments require multiple sessions for success so we offer packages of sessions based on your individual treatment requirements.
How long do the results last?
Studies have shown the results from neurofeedback are long-lasting, if not permanent.
Does insurance cover neurofeedback treatment?
It depends on the diagnosis and your individual plan. Please contact your provider if you have questions.
Are there any side effects to neurofeedback?
No. Neurofeedback is a learning-style therapy where the brain uses it’s own resources to change behavior in a non-invasive manner.
How long does it take to see results from neurofeedback?
This depends on the individual and the severity of their condition, but most patients report positive results after a few sessions.
Is neurofeedback treatment painful or uncomfortable?
Absolutely not. Neurofeedback is a safe, painless, drug-free treatment and is not uncomfortable in any way.
How can I tell if neurofeedback is working?
The results from neurofeedback can be subtle or obvious depending on the patient, especially in the beginning. Over-time the results become more apparent with treatment.
Is there a test I can take to tell if I have ADD/ADHD?
Scheduling an appointment with us is your best option to accurately diagnose ADD/ADHD, however there are some simple tests you can take to determine if you or your loved one is potentially affected. We provide a simple online test for ADD/ADHD on our site for your convenience.
Where are you located?
The Center for Attention Deficit and Learning Disorders is conveniently located in North Scottsdale, near the 101 Freeway and Shea Boulevard.
Our address is 10229 N 92nd Street, Suite #101, Scottsdale, Arizona 85258. However, we are not located directly on 92nd street so we included these simple directions to help you find our offices.