Depression Affects More Than Just Your Mood

Depression (or ‘major depressive disorder’) is a common and serious medical illness that affects how you feel, the way you think, and how you act. It causes feelings of sadness and/or a general loss of interest in activities and personal passions. It can lead to various emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s…

Effective Biofeedback Techniques for IBS

Biofeedback is a process that uses electronic sensors to help a doctor or scientist determine what triggers or elicits certain actions in the brain. The doctor or scientist and patient can then use this information to determine what techniques may help ease the symptoms of conditions, such as IBS or eliminate them altogether. What Techniques…

Can Biofeedback help Urinary Incontinence?

Biofeedback is a drug-free treatment, beneficial for several ailments, including urinary incontinence. What Is Urinary Incontinence? Urinary incontinence is a condition that causes loss of bladder control. It can range from “leaking” of urine when you cough or sneeze, to the sudden need to urinate. If you aren’t near a restroom, sudden urges cause complete…

How Does Biofeedback Work?

Biofeedback therapy is a type of non-invasive treatment in which individuals are taught to improve their health by responding to signals from their own bodies. This technique is employed by a variety of medical and mental health professionals to help patients treat a wide range of conditions, such as: Tension headaches Disorders of the digestive…

What Is Brain Mapping?

Brain mapping is an important part of research into the human mind. Through this practice, we can learn more about how the human brain functions so people can lead better and happier lives. This is no short or easy process. Brain mapping is achieved by stimulating the brain and seeing how it reacts. This is…

How is Biofeedback Used to Manage Stress?

Biofeedback is an interesting new technology that has far-reaching medical implications. The method utilizes electronic monitoring equipment to track normal automatic bodily functions (such as heartbeat or muscle tension). The goal is to teach the patient how to learn, or relearn, these functions. Biofeedback helps doctors learn how a patient’s brain is functioning. They can…

How Quantitative EEG Can Be Used for ADHD Diagnosis

According to the American Psychiatric Association, ADHD affects 5% of children and adults yearly. For families who live with a loved one with this condition, daily life can be challenging. Problems in school and at work often arise due to the patient’s difficulty in paying attention or sitting still. Traditionally, ADHD has been diagnosed by observing a person’s behavior…

Is Biofeedback Effective for Treating Bipolar Disorder?

Neurobiofeedback has shown some promise in treating bipolar disorder, but experts say results of tests are inconclusive. Biofeedback is the science of using equipment to gain greater awareness and control of physiological areas of the body. Neurobiofeedback, or neurofeedback, is a specific type of biofeedback that is showing some actual promise in bipolar treatments. How…