SMR Neurofeedback (sensorimotor rhythm neurofeedback) is a type of neurofeedback training that targets the sensorimotor rhythm, a specific frequency range of brain waves that is associated with a state of calm focus and relaxation.
Research suggests that SMR Neurofeedback can help with a variety of conditions, including:
- ADHD: shown to improve attention and reduce hyperactivity in individuals with ADHD.
- Anxiety: found to reduce anxiety symptoms in individuals with generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Epilepsy: shown to reduce the frequency and severity of seizures in individuals with epilepsy.
- Insomnia: found to improve sleep quality and reduce insomnia symptoms.
- Chronic pain: shown to reduce pain and improve quality of life in individuals with chronic pain.
- Depression: found to reduce symptoms of depression and improve mood in individuals with major depressive disorder.
There have been numerous studies investigating the effectiveness of SMR Neurofeedback. Here are a few examples:
- A study published in the Journal of Attention Disorders found that SMR Neurofeedback improved attention and reduced hyperactivity in children with ADHD.
- Another study published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress found that SMR Neurofeedback reduced symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans.
- A study published in the Journal of Neurotherapy found that SMR Neurofeedback improved sleep quality and reduced insomnia symptoms in individuals with insomnia.
- A systematic review published in the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology found that SMR Neurofeedback was effective in reducing seizures in individuals with epilepsy.
- A study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders found that SMR Neurofeedback reduced symptoms of depression in individuals with major depressive disorder.
These are just a few examples of the many studies investigating the effectiveness of SMR Neurofeedback. Overall, the research suggests that SMR Neurofeedback can be an effective treatment for a variety of conditions, particularly those related to attention, anxiety, epilepsy, insomnia, chronic pain, and depression.
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