1 Question: Will my medication interfere with my neurofeedback? I take an antidepressant, 2 seizure medications, and a medication for ADHD.
No – the only class of medication that interferes with the effectiveness of neurofeedback are the benzodiazapines (xanax, klonopin, valium) and only if it is taken in very high dosages, on a daily basis. Small doses of a benzodiazapine taken daily are fine and will not interfere with neurofeedback.
2 Question: How many sessions of neurofeedback do I have to do for it to be helpful?
There are two important answers to this question –
- Every individual responds differently to the neurofeedback sessions and therefore we cannot definitively tell you ADHD = X sessions while Migraine = Y sessions.
- You may have multiple issues you would like to address, the number and complexity of your concerns may necessitate a longer length of treatment.
Given that: people typically feel their concerns resolving in approximately 20 – 30 sessions, experienced 2 times per week.
3 Question: Can someone at Agoura Neurofeedback Inc. speak with my pain doctor and explain what I’m doing?
Yes – absolutely. We take collaboration with your therapeutic team very seriously and will partner with each member of yours to make sure that they are comfortable with your neurofeedback treatment plan and protocols.
Pain Medication – Dr. Shari Corbitt Chronic Pain
4 Question: Isn’t neurofeedback just deep relaxation or meditation?
Answer: No, most clients find the therapy very relaxing and enjoyable but it is not relaxation training or meditation.
5 Question: What actually happens during a neurofeedback session?
First we evaluate your goals and symptoms in depth and then you sit in a comfortable chair while we place sensors on your scalp (nothing is put into you). Then you simply sit back and enjoy watching beautiful fractal images on a computer screen. Each session is typically 45 minutes and you are free to return to work, drive or complete your day following your session.
Please call Dr. Corbitt at 310.848.5418 for answers to any other questions or concerns you may have. Also, Dr Corbitt provides a no-fee phone consultation to decide if neurofeedback is a good fit for you or your loved one.