Anxiety

The Brain’s Fear Network

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.

Symptoms

Some of the most general symptoms are:

  • Rapid breathing
  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Restlessness
  • Increased heart rate
  • Trouble concentrating

The combination of anxious feelings that each patient feels can be different and vary in intensity. Some of your patients may feel out of control or constant butterflies in their stomach while others could experience panic attacks or constant headaches.

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Types of Anxiety Disorders

  • Social anxiety disorder—Patients have an extreme fear of being judged by strangers in social situations.
  • Panic disorder—Patients will experience recurring panic attacks at unexpected times, and they may live in fear of another attack.
  • Phobia—Patients experience irrational fears of objects, situations, or activities.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—Common in veterans and military service members, PTSD usually follows a traumatic event.
  • Separation anxiety disorder—Patients have a fear of being alone or away from a loved one(s)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder—Patients often have irrational thoughts that lead them to obsessively repeat behaviors or phrases.
  • Illness anxiety disorder—Patients will fear becoming ill or obsess over their health and have often been referred to as hypochondriacs.

 Help Anxious Patients with Neurofeedback

Your patients with anxiety struggle with rational thoughts and are often faced with extreme emotions that can overtake the entire rational thinking part of the brain. With the help of neurofeedback, you can help “unlock” a patient’s brain from the cycle of fearful thoughts. 

Neurofeedback teaches the brain how to break out of the involuntary habits that have it locked into a stressed and anxious state and move into a more neutral, contented state that results in happiness and resilience. No matter the age of your patient, this treatment is proven to retrain the brain without the use of drugs or invasive treatments. 

Why Choose Our Program

The BrainForest Systems are designed to help everyone regain control over their cognitive health. We’ve made our cutting-edge neurofeedback systems easy to use and comprehensive for any physician’s office.

With our BrainTuning system, we’ll provide your office with all of the necessary neurofeedback and brain-training tools and software, as well as extensive training guidelines so you can start treating your patients with a variety of anxiety disorders. We use advanced qEEG technologies that allow you to identify and quantify the brain activity that’s causing anxiety in each patient. From there, you can develop a personalized program to help bring your superhero back to a normalized state.

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