Within a few sessions significant progress may be made with certain deficiencies.
The following are admirable accounts of recovery.
Traumatic brain injury
Patients who suffered serious injuries after having been assaulted regain their speech, recuperate from depression and effort fatigue and experience a more stable sleeping pattern.
Young and elderly patients who suffered a stroke soon experience a clearer state of consciousness, after which retrieval of expressive language follows soon.
The brain retains the ability to sustain stability during treatment and learns to control epilepsy.
A major breakthrough had been made with a young patient who lost consciousness for 15 minutes, resulting in 15 GM epileptic seizures per day she also lost her eyesight. After 19 sessions of neurofeedback-therapy she only had one incident in 8 weeks and after 25 sessions is seizure free. She has also regained her eyesight.
Sleeping and emotional problems
Patients who are treated for other problems report that their sleeping patterns have also normalised after neurofeedback-therapy.
A 19 year old bipolar patient was receiving two different medications for sleep, which proved to be ineffective. This was done away with after 9 sessions. She now falls asleep within 10 minutes.
Neurofeedback-therapy calms and stabilises the brain. Emotional disturbances such as rages, temper tantrums, depression, bipolar disorders, post-traumatic stress and OCD react favourably to neurofeedback-therapy. Enuresis associated with tension normally stops after five or six sessions.
Over sensitivity to certain odours, and visual and auditive sensitivity seems to disappear and is replaced by normal body awareness.
A few young girls, who were treated for emotional instability, reported significant weight loss after neurofeedback-therapy treatment. Since this therapy works over the temporal lobes, emotions are stabilised and the craving to binge seems to disappear.
Patients who are treated for other problems report that their headaches tend to minimise and often disappear after receiving neurofeedback-therapy.
Conduct disorder is normally classified under personality disorders, nevertheless these patients react favourably to neurofeedback-therapy as they are trained to control their anger and impulsiveness better.
ADD / ADHD
Neurofeedback-therapy started as a supplementary treatment for ADD and ADHD. Great success is reported by patients regarding attention, concentration, understanding and other cognitive skills, even after only a few sessions. There are significant increases in test and exam marks and behavioural changes, referring to hyperactivity.
Autism and Asperger Syndrome
Although these conditions don’t always respond to psychotherapy successfully, neurofeedback-therapy seems to have a positive effect on their social responsiveness, receptiveness, tendency to perseverate, expressive language development and emotional stability.