Psychoses

Neurotherapy is ever expanding as a treatment for many serious conditions. As we gain more knowledge of brain functioning and the expected normal ranges of brainwave activity, serious conditions can be treated by normalizing brainwave activity. New brain imaging techniques based on the Quantitative Electroencephalograph (QEEG) show the functioning of deep brain structures and most importantly how neurotherapy can normalize the functioning of those structures.

There are many structural changes in the brain that researchers have reported in patients with schizophrenia, for example. However, to date there is little consistency in these findings and more importantly the differences found are usually not more pronounced than one would find normally in the general population of people without psychoses. This is where neurotherapy really stands out. Neurotherapy is based on the Electroencephalograph (QEEG) which measures brain function rather than brain structure (the various scanning procedures). Hence, neurotherapists look for areas of inefficiency in brain functioning which may be contributing to the unique symptom pattern for a particular client. Although patients may have the same diagnosis, the QEEG reveals the unique brain functioning pattern of the person and correcting those specific inefficiencies experienced by that person restores the brain to normative functioning. At present, cooperation between neurotherapists and psychopharmacologists offers the most promising treatment options for clients with psychotic symptoms in that the neurotherapy can stabilize individuals who at present require medication maintenance of their condition.

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