Neurofeedback worked wonders for me at the beginning of my withdrawal process. It stopped a life-long depression in it’s tracks, I got off my antidepressant and then off about 1/2 of my drugs with the help of neurofeedback.
For the drug naive it very well may be helpful in staying off meds to begin with. For people on drugs just a short while, a key to getting off of them. For me it was not enough because I had such profound chemical injury from being on drugs almost 2 decades. But I do know it’s power and want to share more information on it with you here.
These doctors don’t talk too much about it being used for severe psychiatric distress, but my doctor who used to work with the Othmers, who made this video, specializes and studies how neurofeedback works for those people labeled “bipolar.”
Once my body heals some from the chemical injury, I may return for more work with my doctor though he’s not sure I’ll benefit, simply because I’ve done so many other things to help regulate my brain.
In any case if you have someone who is highly skilled virtually anything that effects our stimulation level can be helped with neurofeedback and that includes all sorts of mental distress.
Also, this is a tool. It’s not a cure all.