Steven Rothman, Ph.D. - Seattle Bellevue WA Biofeedback and Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback Treatment

Neurofeedback Therapy - the Training of Your Brain That Can Sometimes Be Done at Home

Neurofeedback is a form of therapy that can help train your brain to respond in a desired manner. It's been used successfully to treat anger problems, sleep difficulties, Autism and Aspergers, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, stress and panic problems, and may other conditions. For example:

  • Someone with Anger Management may learn to avoid severe bouts of anger
  • An ADD/ADHD patient might learn how to stay more focused and concentrate for longer periods
  • Autistic and Asperger patients may find that they relate better to other people
  • How Neurofeedback Works
    Neurofeedback sessions consist of a series of brainwave "training" exercises involving watching a computer video game. Three small electrodes are taped to the patient's head to provide the brainwave feedback. The electrodes are harmless and don't send out any signals! They simply monitor brainwave patterns during the training. The results can be seen on a screen allowing the therapist and patient to continue or modify the training until the desired brainwave pattern is achieved.
  • Our Neurofeedback at Home Program
    One of the benefits of neurofeedback is that it is sometimes useful and helpful to do at home. For a number of years, after initial sessions in my office, many of my patients have done neurofeedback training at home with occasional office visits or periodic phone or internet consultation.
  • Benefits of neurofeedback at home
    1. Saves you time, since you don’t have to come to our office.

    2. Saves you money. Not all insurance policies cover neurofeedback or as many sessions as is sometimes necessary. In these instances, beginning neurofeedback in my office and soon transferring training to home can be very cost-effective.

    3. Very helpful and cost-effective for some conditions we treat that benefit from many sessions over an extended period of time.

    4. The equipment is very portable, allowing you to take it when traveling or going on vacation.

  • Neurofeedback at Home Equipment
    Not every patient's treatment allows for neurofeedback at home, but for those for whom it is appropriate, the good news is that we have found a number of neurofeedback instruments for use at home that are relatively inexpensive. There are also a number of software programs (some free) that are useful to use with the home neurofeedback equipment and we will advise you on which ones are best for your circumstances.
  • Does research prove that Neurofeedback can help?
    In January 2000, a medical journal devoted an entire issue to reviewing much of the published research evaluating the effectiveness of neurofeedback. Writing an introduction to the journal issue, a prominent neurologist, Dr. Frank Duffy, concluded that neurofeedback:

    "…should play a major therapeutic role in many difficult areas. In my opinion, if any medication had demonstrated such a wide spectrum of efficacy it would be universally accepted and widely used." - Frank H.Duffy, M.D., Associate Editor for Neurology, Clinical Electroencephalography, Vol. 31 #1, January 2000

    Although there are many research studies evaluating neurofeedback, to date there are no large-scale studies of the types some people believe are necessary to scientifically prove its effectiveness. However, years of clinical experience and thousands of satisfied people demonstrate the value of neurofeedback for many difficult problems. We are hopeful that more large-scale studies will be conducted in the future.

  • What to expect on your first visit
    Your first meeting in our offices lasts one hour. We’ll thoroughly discuss your symptoms and decide what the best methods are for treating them.
  • Scheduling an appointment
    Our Neurofeedback Programs have worked for many people for more than twenty years and may work for you. To schedule your appointment, or to discuss with Dr. Rothman whether his services may be right for you, call (425) 454-4266, extension 1, or click here to send Dr. Rothman a secure e-mail message.



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