On June 12, 2017, TheraMind Center of Santa Barbara announced our role in a collaborative clinical research project with Westmont College. This Independent Review Board (IRB) approved study, under the direction of Westmont’s neuropsychopharmacologist, Dr. Ronald See, aims to evaluate [..]
Neurotherapy is a type of neuropsychiatric therapy that uses real-time computer displays of brain activity to teach self-regulation of brain function. Typically, neurostimulatory techniques are applied to the scalp and sensors are placed on the scalp to measure activity, with measurements displayed using video displays or sound.
By recording brain wave activity, the clinician can compare brain activity with observed clinical symptoms. Neurophysiological over-arousal or under-arousal in brain function can contribute to why a patient may be manifesting symptoms of anxiety, depression, OCD, ADD/ADHD, and other neuropsychological disorders. Following analysis of the EEG-based data, neurostimulation and neurofeedback can be used to track brain wave activity, and train the brain to operate more efficiently by providing visual and auditory feedback to the patient as their brain wave patterns improve and self-regulation occurs.
Neurotherapy is often used with patients who:
- Seek an alternative to medication;
- Do not respond well to traditional treatments;
- May benefit from this form of therapy as an adjunct to psychotherapy;
- Desire to increase healthy brain function to improve attention and cognition and reduce stress
Please note that while TMS therapy is offered at all of our Centers, other treatment offerings do vary from center to center. We recommend you visit the specific TheraMind Center location website to verify the specific treatment options available at your location of choice. The following is a list of the various Neurotherapy treatment possibilities offered by TheraMind: