Neurofeedback is a type of therapy that uses real-time feedback of brain activity to help individuals learn to regulate their brainwaves. This can help to reduce symptoms of anxiety by improving overall brain function and reducing hyperarousal in the brain.
There have been several studies that have investigated the use of neurofeedback for anxiety. A meta-analysis of 16 studies found that neurofeedback was significantly more effective than sham neurofeedback (a placebo treatment) for reducing anxiety symptoms. Additionally, a number of individual studies have shown positive results for neurofeedback in treating anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Some other studies include:
- One study published in the Journal of Anxiety Disorders found that neurofeedback was effective in reducing symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder. Participants who received neurofeedback showed significant improvements in anxiety symptoms compared to a control group who received a placebo treatment.
- Another study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that neurofeedback was effective in reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Participants who received neurofeedback showed significant improvements in PTSD symptoms compared to a control group who received a placebo treatment.
- A review of 21 studies published in the journal Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews found that neurofeedback was effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety in both clinical and non-clinical populations.
It’s worth noting that while neurofeedback can be effective for some individuals, it may not be effective for everyone, and more research is needed to fully understand its effectiveness for different types of anxiety disorders. It’s important to consult with a qualified mental health professional to determine whether neurofeedback is a good option for you. Contact us today at (772) 584-3083 to learn more about Neurofeedback.