January 4th, 2018:
On average, children are diagnosed with ADHD at 6 years-old, and diagnosed with anxiety at age 11. Recent research shows 129 million children throughout the world are diagnosed with ADHD, and 24% of children in the United States suffer with anxiety; and rates are steadily climbing. Typically, these diagnoses follow through to adulthood, and often coexist, meaning if you or your child experience one, you might also struggle with the other. The additional challenges of carrying these diagnoses make school or work environments strenuous, and peer relationships and family connections difficult or even impossible. For many, the quest to find the right treatment can be exhausting and relentless.
South Bay Wellness recognized the need to go beyond traditional treatment modalities to bring real and lasting change to its clients. The center, which was founded in 2012, is the first of its kind on Long Island; integrating counseling, nutrition and other services to provide a holistic model of care to its patients. “My heart breaks for the parents who walk into the center feeling hopeless after trying to help their child. I knew we had to do something more to bring long-term relief to each child and their family”, says Alyson Ryan, LCSW, and one of the center’s co-founders.
Danielle Zanzarov, Ph.D, also recognized the struggle parents faced, “Parents feel stuck between a rock and a hard place when looking at treatment options – medication may have been presented to them as their only option, but parents are often uncomfortable with that technique as it can carry very significant side-effects and does not always provide relief.”
“We are so thrilled to have brought neurofeedback to the center and finally have it be feasible for people in our community to access this well-researched treatment”, states Ryan.
“We know, through research including functional MRI studies, that neurological disorders like anxiety and ADHD stem from dysregulation in brainwave activity. We now have the technology available to identify and treat those dysregulations”, reports Zanzarov. The purpose of neurofeedback is to teach the brain to function in a more balanced and healthful way, by increasing its ability to self-regulate and shift smoothly between different states of relaxation and activity. This process is completely drug-free, painless, and noninvasive.
One of the incredible aspects of Neurofeedback is the process is a suitable treatment for a variety of health concerns. Beyond ADHD and anxiety, Neurofeedback treats migraines, seizures, insomnia, depression, PTSD, and more. The possibilities are endless with this long-lasting and individualized treatment option.
“Combined with good nutrition, support through counseling, and collaborative care Neurofeedback has the capability to change our clients lives forever” says Ryan.
To learn more about this program and find out if you or your loved one is a candidate for neurofeedback call South Bay Wellness at 855-552-9355 ext. 102 or email info@SouthBayWellness.com.
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