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They need more help than medications and psychotherapy can offer some patients.Most experienced clinicians are well aware of the limitations of medications and psychotherapy. But what are their options?
Clients are demanding an alternative.Parents are concerned about the side effects of medications and want an alternative.
It makes sense to regulate the brain.Many clinicians say they’ve always had an interest in the brain, and that the idea that you can train the brain and improve self-regulation through biofeedback simply makes sense to them.
The neurophysiology is compelling.Many clinicians are unconvinced or very cautious as they look into neurofeedback. But if they get to a really good course that makes the neurophysiology understandable, it can be a tremendous “aha” moment.
Watching symptoms change quickly.Seeing someone experience a change rapidly that cannot be explained any other way never fails to amaze.
The research is impressive.When clinicians read enough of the research and look at some outcome studies, particularly with ADD, depression and addictions, it’s very hard to dismiss.
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