I am not a proponent of any of the non-volitional neuro-therapies. They do not publish their research and they tend to over represent their value. These therapies are only approved for assistance with relaxation. Any promotion for medical conditions is against the law. Any comments about FDA approval are misrepresentations.
The FDA application process only accepts them as 'exempt' from FDA regulations. This exemption means they have presented claims that the process does not have any negative risks. Unfortunately, there is no mandated reporting of negative side-effects or adverse reactions for exempt medical devices.
Before you try a biofeedback therapy, if you post some basics, I can give you as much information as I can find. There are certain buzz words used that I understand.
What symptoms are you hoping to treat with neuro-therapy?
There are no quick fixes, especially at her age.
Have you had any blood work done? B-12, folate, D3, calcium, magnesium, DHEA, Thyroid, and the female hormones can all be tested.
Also, her brain may be more sensitive to stress at the end of her cycle when her progesterone is at its lowest.
If she has a history of being a high achiever, she needs to learn to take a slower approach. The academic pressures put on young women today is ridiculous. Just because they can be pushed to high achievement does not mean it is proper.
In my day, we just had honors courses. Now, there are AP courses starting in 9th grade. The competition to graduate with a 4.3 GPA is unreal. In the long run, it does not make a difference.
When does her school administer the PSAT? Academically, she should be focusing on learning new test taking skills so she can do best on the PSAT. Good grades with a great PSAT will benefit her better that a poor PSAT and great grades, IMO. I was very cognitively challenged for my PSAT and missed an opportunity for a great score.
If she can learn how to study in a low stress way, she will do great. No cramming for exams. The concussed brain needs to plan way ahead of any testing. This way, the information is well remembered in long term memory. I did not learn this need until I was too far beyond the academic benefit.
Sorry about the fire hose of information. I am passionate about this because I struggled so much at her age because nobody told me what was happening in my brain.
My best to you both.
Mark in Idaho
58 years old, retired due to disability, married 33 years, father of three, grandfather of four, Suffered a serious concussion at 10 years old (1965) stopped most driving after last concussion at 46 years old (2001), Post Concussion Syndrome/Multiple Concussion/Impact Syndrome with PTSD, immediate and short term visual and auditory memory problems, slowed processing speed, visual and auditory processing difficulties, insomnia, absence seizures, OCD, 14 concussions since first concussion at 8 years old, Taking paroxetine for 14 years and gabapentin for 12 years. Added L-Tryptophan and successfully stopped all paroxetine after 3 months of tapering down. I currently take 500 mgs of L-Tryptophan when I wake up, 500 mgs after breakfast with my vitamin regimen and 500 mgs late in the evening.
As of Nov 15th, Due to high stress issues resulting in PTSD, my docs put me on three meds. Clonazepam (Klonopin, a dreaded benzo but only for 30 days ) .125 mgs twice daily (Doc prescribed .25 mgs twice daily but half a tablet is doing good) , citalopram (Celexa), an SSRI , and olanzapine (Zyprexa), an atypical anti-psychotic before bed. I have lost over 30 pounds since mid July. The olanzapine is supposed to help me gain some of it back but it has just stopped the weight loss. They took me off the gabapentin. I am feeling better than I have in years.
I am also taking L-Theanine to help with GABA regulation
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