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OCD or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder treatment using EEG biofeedback or Neurofeedback is a promising approach for the treatment of children with OCD and many Special Needs. OCD  is one of the most common childhood disorders, characterized by developmentally inappropriate levels of inattention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity. These core symptoms lead to impairment in home, school and peer contexts.

EEG biofeedback or Neurofeedback is a learning strategy that works to improve the brain's ability to produce certain healthy brainwaves. You can think of it as exercise therapy for the brain. When information about a person's own brainwave characteristics is made available to him/her, they can learn to regulate them.

Neurofeedback instruments show the kind of waves a person is producing, making it possible for the individual to learn to change in ways to improve attention. It is essentially self-regulation training. It is ideally suited to those with OCD.

At Complementary Therapy Singapore, we specialize in using EEG Biofeedback or Neurofeedback to help our clients to decrease the symptoms of OCD challenges. Children can benefit from our complementary therapies such as ,Specialized Body Work, Mind-Body Medicine and Energy Therapy,Posture Exercise Therapy,and Health Support

OCD Treatment Approaches

Neurofeedback may be the natural alternative to medication such as Ritalin. Neurofeedback may the answer for children and adult with Special Needs such those mentioned above.

Neurofeedback is a process of brain wave therapy to modify the trainee's own brain waves activity so that this gradual learning process can train the brain to function with better control and stability.

Neurofeedback is based on the work of Professor M. Barry Sterman of the  UCLA School of Medicine, Departments of Neurobiology and Behavioural Psychiatry. Professor Sterman recognised how brain function can be altered and normalised by operant conditioning of the EEG. QEEG and neurotherapy has been endorsed by the American Psychological Association as within the realm of psychologists with appropriate training. Neurofeedback or Neurotherapy training to decrease slow wave activity and increase fast, desynchronised EEG activity has been used for over twenty years to ameliorate OCD is well documented in medical literature.

What Does Neurofeedback Accomplish?

Essentially three tasks:-

  1. it enhances the ability of th c individual to access and maintain different states of physiological arousal
  2. it enhances and supports the mechanisms by which the brain manages cortical hyperexcitability
  3. it reinforces equilibrium states i.e. homeostasis

Thus, Neurofeedback training can be seen as brain training or brain learning  i.e. harnessing the brain's intrinsic ability to learn about itself! 

Neurofeedback is a painless, brain therapy approach for OCD that allows the individual to gain information about his or her brainwave activity and use that information to produce changes in brainwave activity during brain wave training session. NO Electricity is input into the brain. Hence, Neurofeedback Therapy is safe and may be fun too!

Learn More

ADHD and academic performance: why does ADHD impact on academic performance and what can be done to support ADHD children in the classroom?

Interventions to address the academic impairment of children and adolescents with ADHD

Treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: overview of the evidence

Efficacy of neurofeedback treatment in ADHD: the effects on inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity: a meta-analysis

The effects of stimulant therapy, EEG biofeedback, and parenting style on the primary symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Neurofeedback for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in childhood and adolescence

What is Neurofeedback?

 

Neurofeedback Therapeutic Applications

Positive Outcome of Neurofeedback