Neurofeedback for anxiety

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karlie0766
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   Posted 3/21/2009 4:13 PM (GMT -7)   
So has anyone ever heard or or tried neurofeedback for anxiety?  I would like to hear of anyone's experiences.  Thanks!

stkitt
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   Posted 3/21/2009 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   

karlie,

Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P Forum.

I'd like to extend a warm welcome to you on your first visit to Healing Well! To help you get the most out of the Anxiety and Panic Forum please take the time to browse our threads.

I know this topic has been discussed in the forum before.  I have no personal experience but hopefully a member will come along that has and be able to give you some info.

Again Welcome,

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karlie0766
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   Posted 3/21/2009 4:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the response, Kitt.  I did a search in the forum and it didn't bring anything up on neurofeedback.  Hoping to hear from anyone!

Korissa
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   Posted 3/21/2009 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Just the name in the subject line made me hopeful there'd be some info here. I'm wondering if anyone knows what works for sensitivity to noise that increases my anxiety terribly. I honestly feel I need to check in to a mental institution at this moment. And I'm not exaggerating. I'm about beyond myself.

The noise is not my primary cause of anxiety, but it just makes it so much worse.

Whatever happened to the enforcement of laws for noise above certain decibel levels?!! And why am I the only one this bothers?!!

There's base booming from a radio right now that's probably a block away and it sometimes goes on for over an hour. And in the street, kids bounce basketballs at hoops for hours in front of my house. The noise goes through my whole body.

The adrenalin has really worn me down.

If anyone knows about neurofeedback (I did a brief search) does anyone know if it would help for this? And can one get a MD referral to get it covered by insurance?

Aries8
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   Posted 3/22/2009 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Korissa, actually an anxious body being bothered by noise is a very common symptom. I used to jump through the roof with some sounds. You need rest and a way to release the stress. Do you walk or do anything that gets your mind off work and problems? With a lot of rest and care, the noise problem will go away. It took months for me but I was pretty bad.

Karlie, sorry. I have never heard of neurofeedback. You might call your mental health facility covered by your insurance and talk to them about it. They will have all the answers you need! Good luck!
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Duchess Donna
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   Posted 3/22/2009 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I have experience with neurofeedback for anxiety. I am a licensed therapist and have been providing neurofeedback services in a large public mental health clinic to children with serious emotional problems for about 6 years. I've also worked with a number of adults privately. Neurofeedback is training the brain, a form of conditioned learning. Anxiety usually responds quickly to neurofeedback, although why the anxiety is being generated may be important to know and address. Regular biofeedback is also useful for managing anxiety.

Korissa
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   Posted 3/22/2009 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Donna, how do I find out if it's offered  in my area? Is there a website for this?

karlie0766
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   Posted 3/23/2009 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Donna - Could you please email me more info?  My email is jkbehlen@netzero.com.
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