Get off the Emotional Rollercoaster
At the Carlton NeuroFeedback Center, I have been successful in treating patients who have bipolar disorder, and are looking for drug free relief. In fact, I founded this wellness clinic as a result of my own search for answers for my own bipolar symptoms. I`m happy to say, that, as a result of neurofeedback training, after 22 years of drug therapy, I no longer require medications. If you`re searching for a better answer than daily mood altering drug therapy, I can help!
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 neurofeedback. 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!”
How does brain activity in a bipolar individual differ from others?
In measuring the brain activity of individuals with bipolar disorder, an overabundance of high frequency Beta waves on the right side is typically seen. This excess can create the tendency for anxiety, up to and including panic attacks in severe cases. The depression experienced is related to having too many lower frequency Alpha waves on the left side. This unbalanced pairing can lead to a lifelong struggle between manic highs and devastating lows.
How can neurofeedback training help?
At Carlton NeuroFeedback Center we use an advanced technology, called a qEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalogram) to measure and analyze the electrical flow in each lobe of the brain
Once the measurements are made, you will be provided with a personalized training protocol to correct the imbalance. The training sessions are pleasant and enjoyable. All you have to do is relax, and watch a movie!
During the training session, we will have sensors measuring your brainwaves, and the equipment provides audio and visual feedback based on your results. The recurring feedback actually creates new, healthier neural pathways over time. These new pathways allow you to achieve and sustain a stable mood over time, without the use of mood-altering drugs.
What type of results have bipolar patients achieved with neurofeedback training?
The patients who’ve sought treatment at Carlton NeuroFeedback Center often tell me that they are able once again to “trust their brain.” Being free from the severe mood swings with uncontrolled anxiety and depression is truly liberating. Moreover, the ability to function continues to increase as you become more stable, and better able to live a normal life.