Since bipolar disorder is a neurological disorder, Neurofeedback therapy is a highly effective treatment for those who suffer from this type of illness. Bipolar disorder causes extreme mood swings that affect a person’s activity and energy levels. People who have this lifelong ailment exhibit signs of unpredictable behavior like emotional highs and emotional lows, which interrupt their personal and professional daily life. Although this disorder is more commonly developed in older teens and young adults, sadly, many psychiatrists believe it can develop in children as young as 6 years of age. On the other hand, countless scientists agree that children run the risk of being wrongfully diagnosed as having the disorder because their brains are still developing. In my professional opinion, when it comes to children, always get a second opinion.
When I treat a patient with bipolar disease, every session focuses on zoning in on the area or areas of the brain that is causing the problem, and together, my patient and I can correct it. During a session, I attach sensors to a patient’s head so we monitor and measure their brain waves live on an EEG monitor. This is how they are able to learn how their brain functions/respond when asked to concentrate or focus on a variety of tasks at a time. These therapeutic exercises train their brain to produce a calm state and help them maintain focus so they can create healthier brain patterns. The patients I’ve treated are overjoyed with the benefits/results the treatment has offered them. They’ve noticed a significant improvement in how they’re able to control their mood; emotions and most importantly, they’re able to live in the moment, remaining calm and focused. With their brain functioning efficiently, they feel more integrated and whole.
The five types of bipolar disorders are as follows: Bipolar I Disorder (severe manic episodes), Bipolar Disorder II (a pattern of depressive episodes/hypomanic episodes), Cyclothymic Disorder (numerous depressive/hypomanic episodes, lasting two years in adults, and one year in children), Mixed Symptoms (experiencing simultaneous symptoms of opposite moods during manic/hypomanic behavior), Rapid Cycling (having four or more mood episodes in a 12 month time).
Dr. Elena Eustache is a specialist in Neurofeedback Therapy, with a PhD in Psychology and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Elena Eustache helps her patients reach their full potential so they can live the life they’ve always dreamed of.