Applications and Treatments

Symptoms Treated

symptoms that are commonly reported as clinically responsive to neurofeedback:

  • ADD/ADHD, Attention Problems
  • Attachment issues
  • Behavioral disorders, impulse control issues
  • Conduct Disorders, Oppositional Behavior
  • Trauma issues
  • Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Affect Regulation Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders, Panic attacks
  • PTSD
  • Insomnia, Sleep disturbance
  • Restless Leg, Periodic limb movements
  • Bruxism
  • Migraines
  • Chronic Pain
  • Seizures
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder
  • Autism
  • Obsessive Compulsive, Rumination
  • TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Peak Performance
  • Anger, Rage issues
  • Substance Abuse, Addiction
  • Head injury, concussion, chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  • Stroke
  • Memory problems
  • Gastrointestinal issues,
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Immune system dysfunction
  • Lyme’s Disease
  • Menopausal symptoms (PMS)
  • Tinnitus
  • Chemo Brain
  • Misophonia
  • Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Medication titration/tapering, Psychiatric medication titration

There are clearly others not listed which have responded to neurofeedback, though in much smaller numbers, including Schizophrenia, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s.

It needs to be stressed that neurofeedback does not treat specific disorders.  It is used to improve the regulation and modulation of the brain, resulting in improved overall brain functioning. Although not diagnostic specific, it does affect many of the symptoms associated with specific disorders.

Neurofeedback is also used to enhance performance.  Athletes, musicians, singers, dancers, pilots and executives have all used neurofeedback to improve their performance in their respective fields.