Everyone experiences anxiety in some form throughout their lives. In a healthy brain, anxiety is managed and regulated to motivate individuals through a difficult or challenging life scenario. This is known as the cognitive brain taking over the emotional brain—rationalizing and sorting out the emotions to help a person navigate a job interview, a test, or a performance.
An anxiety-ridden brain, irrational fears, or the emotional brain, takes over and leaves an individual with overwhelming fear. In extreme cases, fear can be physically and mentally crippling. Patients with anxiety disorders may experience a wide range of emotions and feelings, some that could lead them to not want to leave the house, making these patients perfect candidates for neurofeedback treatments.