As part of an integrated treatment plan, neurofeedback therapy is used at Caron to reinforce healthy brain function in patients who struggle with addiction and co-occurring disorders including anxiety, depression, and attention disorders such as ADHD. The therapy, also called EEG biofeedback, aims to bring overactive or underactive brain activity into healthy ranges.
Neurofeedback begins with a non-invasive electroencephalography (EEG) brain-mapping session to provide a baseline assessment of brain function. At Caron, we use an advanced method involving sophisticated statistical analyses, known as quantitative EEG (QEEG), to determine whether a patient's brainwave patterns reflect healthy or abnormal function. The data is then used to identify brain dysfunction relevant to the patient’s condition. That data allows us to develop a personalized neurofeedback training plan, typically consisting of 10 to 20 or more one-hour sessions, depending on the patient's length of stay.