Neurofeedback for Seizure Disorders
How Can Neurofeedback Therapy Be Used to Treat Seizure Disorders?
A seizure occurs when the brain’s electrical signaling discharges abnormally and excessively. The symptoms of a seizure correlate directly with the area of the brain that is affected; a “partial seizure” usually affects only one side of the brain, while a “generalized seizure” involves both sides of the brain. Seizures may be caused or exacerbated by many medical conditions including congenital brain disorders, metabolic imbalances, and traumatic brain injury.
A new onset or first seizure of any magnitude warrants immediate medical attention. If an individual experiences repeated seizures over time, s/he may be diagnosed with epilepsy. Treatments for seizure disorders include pharmaceutical medication, dietary modification, lifestyle adjustment, and neurotherapy. All persons with repeated seizures or epilepsy should be under the care of a physician with special competency in this area, usually a neurologist.
Neurofeedback is an effective, safe, and noninvasive way to improve inefficiencies and resolve imbalances in brain electrical activity. As such it may be useful in improving quality of life and functioning in epilepsy patients who have not achieved satisfactory seizure control at well tolerated levels of anticonvulsant medication.
What is the Length of Neurofeedback Treatment?
Neurofeedback training at Cognitive Solutions Learning Center in Chicago consists of a series of thirty-minute sessions. A typical treatment program requires 20 to 40 training sessions. Because Neurofeedback is a learned skill, improvement is gradual and occurs over time. Some individuals may need more training to achieve the full benefits of the therapy. Improvements in attention, organization, and behavior are typically well retained on a long- term basis.
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