Get off the Emotional Rollercoaster
At the Carlton NeuroFeedback Center, we have been successful in treating patients who have bipolar disorder and are looking for relief from severe mood swings that cause disruptions to sleep, thinking, and behavior. In fact, Dr. Ed Carlton founded this wellness clinic as a result of his own search for answers to help him with bipolar symptoms that were hard to live with. See his story and download his eBook. As a person who lived for years with the disorder himself, he often shares the benefit and the difference neurofeedback training has made in his own life.
One Patient’s Story
One of our patients, Karen B shares what a difference this treatment made for her: “As someone who is bipolar and suffers stress related anxiety, I highly recommend neuro biofeedback. I am noticing marked difference in my behavior. No more wild mood swings, I sleep much better, and the anxiety attacks have pretty much gone! Thanks to Dr. Carlton for introducing me to this amazing technology!”
Questions & Answers About Bipolar Disorder
What is bipolar disorder and who does it affect?
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Bipolar disorder, also called manic-depressive disorder, is a mental illness that afflicts some 2.6 percent of adults in this country. It is exemplified by dramatic mood swings, with manic spurts of energy followed by periods of severe depression. Without help, many people find it difficult to function in day-to-day life. The average age of onset for bipolar disorder is 25; however, it is also being diagnosed in children.
How does brain activity in a bipolar individual differ from others?
In measuring the brain activity of individuals with bipolar disorder, an overabundance of Beta waves (Higher frequency, anxiety producing) on the right side of the brain in combination with excessive Alpha waves (lower frequency, depression-producing) on the left side are frequently observed. This unbalanced pairing often results in a lifelong struggle between manic highs and devastating lows.
How can neurofeedback training help?
At the Carlton NeuroFeedback Center we use advanced technology, called a qEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalogram) or “brain map” to measure and analyze – in real time – the electrical flow in each lobe of the brain. After we have a brain map, we are able to design an individualized, pain-free and drug-free neurofeedback training program. This “retraining program” uses the brain’s natural ability to learn to naturally rebalance your brainwave patterns. These new patterns of thought allow patients to more easily achieve and sustain a stable mood over time.
What type of results have bipolar clients achieved with neurofeedback training?
Clients who’ve sought treatment at Carlton NeuroFeedback Center often report that they are able once again to “trust their brain.” Being free from the susceptibility to severe mood swings and fits of anger along with an improved ability to concentrate is truly liberating. Moreover, the ability to function continues to increase as these clients become less reactive and better able to act appropriately. Neurofeedback training puts these patients back in control of their own lives, naturally.
We Know What You’re Going Through
Contact us to set up a complimentary initial evaluation to see if neurotherapy might also be able to help you bring peace and order back to your life, or the life of a loved one. Learn more about what makes the Carlton NeuroFeedback Center unique and why patients seek Dr. Carlton’s help to reduce or eliminate the symptoms of bipolar disorder. Download Dr. Carlton`s Ebook to learn how neurofedback can change your life for the better.