Neurofeedback is and its therapeutic applications

Written by: Dr. Ángel Marco Rived
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The neurofeedback is a technique that works with quantified electroencephalography. Our neurons communicate with each other by nerve impulses that result in measurable electrical activity.

Neurofeedback involves learning to modify the electrical activity of the brain. With time ( different numbers of sessions according to each case ) and with practice, the person learns to control and maintain the new level of performance until it is permanent and involuntary.

To measure this electrical activity (brain waves ) electrodes placed on the scalp in different brain areas (specific to the particular conditions of each person) and the information is processed by computer programs, extracting key information. The activity is&ldquo brainwave set” eventually searched on performance.

Therapeutic Applications of Neurofeedback

It has been demonstrated to be useful in various pathologies:

& bull; Behavioral Disorders: impulsivity, aggression, addiction…

& bull; Learning Disabilities: developmental delay, dyslexia, delayed speech


& bull; Pervasive developmental disorders: autism cerebral palsy

& bull; attention deficit disorder / hyperactivity

& bull; sleep disorder: insomnia, bruxism, nightmares somniloquy and

& bull; Mood disorders: Depression, anxiety…

& bull; Migraines, bipolar disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome, epilepsy, fibromyalgia…

& bull; Improves brain function as people age: dementias, memory, improving attention


& bull; Tics, S. Tourette, parkinson.

& bull; Epilepsy.

Anyone can do since almost all brains regardless of their level of functioning can be trained to work better. The results are satisfactory at 80% of cases. Time is different in each case with a minimum of ten sessions.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Ángel Marco Rived

Dr. Marco is a specialist in pediatrics. Expert in pulmonology, allergy and child in treating hyperactivity with neurofeedback. He completed his training abroad in the division of pediatric Pneumology Hospital St. Christopher's, Temple University, Philadelphia and the division of pediatric pulmonology and respiratory sleep disorders and sleep disorders Miami Children's Hospital, Sunny University . He has trained in traditional Chinese medicine neurofeedback and hyperbaric chamber.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

View Profile

Overall assessment of their patients

TOPDOCTORS utiliza cookies propias y de terceros para facilitar su experiencia como usuario de nuestra web y captar datos estadísticos mediante el análisis de sus datos de navegación. Si usted continúa con la navegación, entendemos que nos ofrece su consentimiento para el uso de cookies. Puede cambiar la configuración de cookies u obtener más información here.