AUTISM: An Alternative Approach
Autism is a condition that effects 1 in 88 children, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control. Until recently, treatments for autism have been limited to changes in diet, supplements, or other interventions. But since Autism is a brain based problem, it would make sense that the best way to address it would be one that targets the brain directly. This is precisely what neurofeedback is designed to do, and it may offer hope to those who are suffering from the effects of autism.
Related symptoms of ASD are the result of brain dysfunction in multiple brain regions. The brains of individuals with ASD show areas of both excessively high connectivity and deficient connectivity. In other words, some areas of the brain are chatting excessively with themselves, while failing to communicate normally with other relevant regions.
Research on autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) shows that neurofeedback (EEG biofeedback) can remediate anomalies in brain activation, leading to symptom reduction and functional improvement. This evidence raises the hopes for a behavioral, psychophysiological intervention moderating the severity of autism.
Neurofeedback seems capable of improving connectivity disturbances and reducing autistic symptoms. Hyperconnectivity seen in patients with ASD can be remedied with coherence training and other neurofeedback approaches. As with any activity, practice is essential to improving performance. Very few side effects to neurofeedback have been identified, and in large part no serious concerns have been seen.
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