An innovative, researched, computer-based technique adopted by healthcare professionals around the world, neurofeedback has been found to be effective in helping to remediate a number of conditions including problems in attention (ADHD), anger, anxiety, impulse control, insomnia, migraines, PTSD, head trauma, autistic spectrum disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder and affective disorders. Neurofeedback is complementary to existing medical treatments and mental health practices.
Also known as EEG Biofeedback and neurotherapy, neurofeedback encourages the brain to restore or establish a more stable and holistic functioning thus improving mental, emotional, and physical health.
Good treatment begins with thorough assessment. Symptoms provide significant guidance in selecting the best training protocol, but other measures are sometimes needed. When the clinical picture is complex, a quantitative EEG (QEEG) is often helpful in assessing underlying processes.
A number of online screening tools are provided on this site to help you get some perspective on the nature of certain syndromes. Are you really ADHD? Try the ADHD Screening Tool to see if your symptoms might measure up to that diagnosis. Other screening tools are also provided for depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder.
Please note that a proper assessment of psychological functioning requires more than just taking an online quiz. An interview with a trained clinician is required for a proper assessment. Primary Care Physicians can often make an accurate diagnosis of various mental health issues. A professional who specializes in psychological treatment may also be needed to assess the true nature of a disorder or syndrome.
Neurofeedback at UTSA
The program directed by Dr. Jones is featured in the annual UTSA Discovery Magazine and is one of only five university-based programs in the U.S. For more information, see the UTSA Neurofeedback page.