Long lasting benefits
Yes, Neurofeedback Therapy is a clinically proven treatment for anxiety disorders.
There are many research studies that show positive support for neurofeedback as a treatment for anxiety. Please
see a few examples below and don’t hesitate to contact MyBrainDr for additional information and studies.
Orbitofrontal cortex neurofeedback produces lasting changes in contamination anxiety and resting-state connectivity.
From the Abstract:
“NF altered network connectivity of brain regions involved in anxiety regulation: subjects exhibited reduced resting-state connectivity in limbic circuitry and increased connectivity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. NF has been shown to alter brain connectivity in other contexts, but it has been unclear whether these changes persist; critically, we observed changes in connectivity several days after the completion of NF training, demonstrating that such training can lead to lasting modifications of brain functional architecture.”
“Training also increased subjects' control over contamination anxiety several days after the completion of NF training. Changes in resting-state connectivity in the target orbitofrontalregion correlated with these improvements in anxiety. Matched subjects undergoing a sham feedback control task showed neither a reorganization of resting-state functional connectivity nor an improvement in anxiety.”
“These data suggest that NF can enable enhanced control over anxiety by persistently reorganizing relevant brain networks and thus support the potential of NF as a clinically useful therapy.”
A review of EEG biofeedback treatment of anxiety disorders
From the Abstract:
Alpha, Theta and alpha-theta enhancements are effective treatments of anxiety disorders (Table 1). Alpha suppression is also effective, but less so (Table 2). Perceived success in carrying out the task plays an important role in clinical improvement. Research is needed to find out how much more effective they are than placebo, and which variables are important for efficacy. Variables needing study are: duration of treatment, type and severity of anxiety, number and type of EEG waveforms used, pretreatment with other kinds of feedback, position and number of electrodes, and presence of concomitant medication.
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