Lecture by Dr. Tom Woodman
Overcoming Anxiety with Neurofeedback Therapy
Monday, August 28, 2017 6:30 – 8:00pm
Q & A included
Either call (203) 857-1500 or register on Facebook
Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in this country, and affects children as well as adults. While roughly 40 million adults deal with anxiety in this country, many people are surprised to learn that 13% of the pediatric population is currently on an anti-anxiety medication (Cymbalta, Xanax, Zoloft, Prozac, etc.). One study reported that anxiety is eight times more prevalent in kids today than it was just 30 years ago. While the prevalence of anxiety is well understood, the causes of it are not. According to the Mayo Clinic, “The causes of anxiety disorders aren’t fully understood”, and as such, the goal of western medical treatment is to manage the symptoms associated with anxiety via prescription medication, which many people turn to simply because they don’t know what else to do.
Neurofeedback Therapy is a non-pharmaceutical treatment alternative for anxiety symptoms that is non-invasive and provides information about brainwave tendencies within the person. A study released last month, concerning the efficacy of neurofeedback for anxiety and depression, demonstrated that neurofeedback significantly decreased anxiety (82%) and depression (81%) in 183 test subjects.
Dr. Tom Woodman, DC, is Board Certified in Neurofeedback and is the Director of Brain & Body Wellness of Norwalk (www.BrainAndBodyofNorwalk.com). He will be presenting a lecture in which he will provide an overview of anxiety, discuss the common brainwave patterns seen with anxiety disorders, and then provide an overview of neurofeedback and discuss pertinent scientific studies supporting its utilization in managing anxiety symptoms.