WHAT IS A QEEG?
A QEEG is a safe, non-invasive, no radiation, tool that provides information on the brain's electrical activity. This in-office assessment is safe and offers a comprehensive assessment of the frontal, parietal, temporal, and occipital regions of the brain. Through quantitative electroencephalography we are able to identify overactive or underactive regions of the brain, which can contribute to adverse physical and mental health effects. Based on these patterns, we develop a neurofeedback program that can help you . The effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries can also be identified, with accuracy and percision using this modality.
Let use ADHD as an example:
Most ADHD diagnoses and treatments focus on a symptom-based assessment process which can be highly subjective. QEEG (Quantitative Electro Encephalogram) provides a safe, non-invasive, evidence-based diagnostic confirmation of the cause of symptoms by utilizing BIO-MARKERS.
BIO-MARKERS are patterns of electrical activity that are highly statistically correlated to specific brain patterns. In 2019 Specific Biomarkers for 5 subtypes of ADHD were identified. Research is mounting for additional biomarkers for Depression, Anxiety, ASD, and Insomnia.
Biomarkers GREATLY aid treatment by providing specificity into contributing comorbidities and identifying contributing underlying issues.
What may behaviorally present as ADHD, may actually be a sleep disorder, a trauma response, or anxiety. All of which would not be suitable for treatment with standard stimulant treatments!
A QEEG provides you with the ability to consider the role of these other causes. Our treatment approach provides you the opportunity for precise personalized treatment approaches targeting the specific brain networks impacted.
Once the impacted system is identified it can be rehabilitated with specificity.