Neurofeedback: The Future of Treating Mental Disorders?

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@Jeswin Thomas

“The brain is like a muscle, with a phenomenal amount of plasticity, ability to grow and change, so if an individual wants to change their brain there is often an opportunity for them to do so purely by internal motivation. However, those who have clinically diagnosed brain problems don’t always have the same opportunities to effect their brain behavior without help from external forces, such as; medication, therapies, and behavior training. Still, even with these external forces no changes may be experienced. Neurofeedback, a form of biofeedback for the brain, offers a new alternative to treating mental problems without the negatives of medication.”

-Kendall Mesch, “Neurofeedback in Treating ADHD” Rough Draft

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