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Ultimate List Of Autism Medication & Aspergers Medication & Treatments

Posted by Anonymous on April 13, 2017  /   Posted in Autism and Aspergers, Khemcorp Originals, Overcoming Social Anxiety

Intro

Autism is a wide spectrum disorder, it goes all the way from a person unable to care for himself/herself to a highly functional adult who struggles with the symptoms of the spectrum. This is a list and guide to all the known available Autism Medication and Aspergers Medication. A sort of ultimate list.

This means symptoms and problems vary greatly depending on where you are on the spectrum.

Whether medications works or no depends on the person (genetics, brain chemistry and so on)

Everyone’s autism is different, so you have to figure out what you want to fix. This is very important. You have to identify what problems are causing your or your children’s decrease in quality of life, whether its tantrums or unfettered anxiety in social situations.

This is because almost all psychoactive medication argued to be used for autism.

Of all the medications you are about to present here, the one which I think is a must try is our Oxytocin Nasal Spray. It has incredible reports from people who are trying it. If they ever prove the spray doesn’t work – I will shut this website, because I have that much confidence in the research behind it. As of writing this article I just got an order of 16 bottles for one person’s wife just in case we eventually stop being able to product them.

It is important to do as much research as possible before trying a treatment like anti-psychotics. Autistic people have special talents that can be ruined by a genius doctor prescribing the wrong medications.

Autistic people have special talents that can be ruined by a genius doctor prescribing the wrong medications.

Medicine when used right can make a drastic improvement to an autistic person’s development and wellbeing.

For children where autism is literally a disability, early intervention is highly recommended (even though I am not a doctor), the brain is the most plastic when it is young, as it ages it gets harder and harder to fix problems like non-speech.

Information for Parents

I get a lot of e-mails asking about how to help children. The issue is my experience lies greatly with people who grew up with autism. What I do know is that drastic improvements can be seen, but a parent must be accepting that autism is a permanent change in the brain structure.

Severe autism has similarities with brain malfunction and in some cases can be seen as brain damage. Early intervention to promote brain growth can be extremely helpful, as well as behavior intervention.

It is important for you to understand that autistic children will struggle greatly if you put them in situations where they are exposed to other children without supervision. Children can be very very cruel and bullying can lead to extreme repercussion in your child’s wellbeing later in life.

Children are especially sensitive to early medical intervention, yet it can also be very beneficial because you got there at such a early developmental phase before everything is soldered fixed in the brain.

It can be very challenging to get children to take their medication. Dosages are often also much lower due to the smaller size of children. I recommend being very observant and careful.

Conventional Treatments

The Big WARNING about Main Treatments

Doctors are always first to suggest using an SSRI (Sertonin Reuptake Inhibitor) an antidepressant,

Why do doctors like SSRI’s and Antipsychotics? Saves time by applying a blanket label to all autism spectrum sufferers. Remember doctors have only 1 hour per patient, their interest is to find the easier treatment to give to everyone, it doesn’t really matter if the treatment is the best for that particular person

SSRI’s are the blanket treatment essentially, SSRI generally are prescribed for AMYTHING from depression, anxiety, autism and much more.

Why is it a blanket treatment is pretty simple. SSRI essentially puts mentally, a filter blanket on anything related to emotions on the brain, essentially it shuts down emotions. (more about that in the SSRI section).

What the doctors don’t consider is that these two classes of drugs are very very powerful drugs, which is also why they produce results for some people.

Unfortunately SSRI often cause severe sexual dysfunction for BOTH men and women, men being unable to get erections or ejaculate, and women unable to have orgasms completely. These effects often don’t go away easily withing the discontinuation of SSRI.

They can also make a person so devoid of emotion and lethargy, that they actually commit suicide. No even kidding – google it.

Anti-psychotics the other often thrown around medication by doctors – are a little bit easier to explain! It’s used to treat things like Psychosis, Complete Mania, Shizophrenia and Bi-Polar Disorder, in other words full

Anti-psychotics are used to treat things like Psychosis, Complete Mania, Schizophrenia and Bi-Polar Disorder. In other words, full on mental disorders that disrupt people’s very sanity.

When it comes to severity of mental disorders – most autistic people don’t come close to be that severe. Though doctors seem to think all brain disorders are the same damn thing, just chuck Risperdal at some teenager whose brain hasn’t even finished developing yet.

Most autistic people have a “sensory overload” problem, but they are not mentally ill in the sense of getting hallucinations and lost in time like in Twelve Monkeys.

As with all misunderstood, mental disorders, under the disorder is a living breathing human being with hopes and dThese medications make fundamental changes to the brain that are actually not easily reversed. Whilst the medical community would disagree with this, there are reams.

So Anti-psychotics – well, what do you think of term lobotomy. That is my best way to explain it. These medications are in their own league.

Let’s save the details for the Anti-psychotic section later.

So what does that mean for us? – Well despite the fact that doctors use these as “conventional and safe medications” they are in fact, from a logical point of view (process of elimination) weapons of last resort.

If you are a parent. I beg you think twice before letting your children take such powerful drugs designed to pretty much SEDATE people in MENTAL HOSPITALS.

Both medications can damage and change neural networks for life, with either slow recovery or never recover.

These medications make fundamental changes to the brain that are actually not easily reversed. Whilst the medical community would disagree with this, there are thousands of internet experiences and anecdotes about the disastrous consequences of these two types of medications, sometimes for decades if not for life.

Equally it’s important to emphasize that some of these treatments DO work, as you will see it being explained.

SSRI

Temple Grandin famously uses 20mg of Prozac, mileage with SSRI differ from individuals.

They work effects supposedly by Serotonin upregulation.

SSRI’s mess with some really fundamental circuits in how we experience joy and sadness. In many peoples experiences in dampens both.

Long term wise SSRI may cause neurogenesis which may explain its positive effects for people with depression.

The most important point to emphasize is SSRI side effects start FIRST, but the actual pharmaceutical effect doesn’t start till roughly about a month in. This means a lot of people give up before they see the good effects. To really see if an SSRI works for you you have to stick with it for about 4-6 weeks, some SSRI’s have seemingly immediate effects.

^ The reason behind this is not exactly understood well, some claim the need for Sertonin to increase, whilst more recent studies suggest SSRI may promote neurogenesis.

Regardless the actual mechanisms of how SSRI works are probably more complex than it looks (given the bizarre size effects like brain zaps on discontinuation)

Bad side effects associated with SSRI:

Withdrawal / Discontinuation Syndrome (brain zaps and every symptom you can think of)

Sexual Dysfunction

Eating Compulsions (Obesity)

Lethargy

Suddenly the drug will “poop” out for no reason whatsoever and stop working.

SSRI are vast, they act similiarly, with subtle differences in their other behaviors on other receptors, figuring out which works is usually a manner of juming from one SSRI to another SSRI until one has the right effects a process that can take months.

In my personal experience, all SSRI’s cause sexual dysfunction, or impacts those circuits in some form or manner.

Medication: Prozac

Description: The original SSRI, and probably the one Khemcorp favors. Long half life means withdrawal symptoms are extremely unlikely. Famous autistic person Temple Grandin writes she takes 20mg daily to

Mechanism of Action: Serotonin Reupdate Inhibitor

Likely effects: Less intense feelings, balanced mood, can be anxiolytic for some. Prozac is special in that some people get an energy boost from it.

Could be good for: Autism which is too sensory intense, a general blanket to reduce to noise in the world.

Medication: Zoloft (Sertraline)

Description: Zoloft works for many people, because it is also a dopamine agonist.

Mechanism of Action: Serotonin Reupdate Inhibitor and dopamine agonist

Likely effects: Less intense feelings, balanced mood, can be anxiolytic for some, dopamine agonist can cause good effects, but also generates lethargy for some people. Apparently some people get “sertraline high” off it…

Could be good for: Autism which is too sensory intense, a general blanket to reduce to noise in the world.

Medication: Lexapro ( Or Celexa)

Description: The newest SSRI, has good reviews and generally is quoted to have the least side effects. Also stronger evidence for anti-anxiety.

Mechanism of Action: Serotonin Reupdate Inhibitor

Likely effects: Less intense feelings, balanced mood, can be anxiolytic for some.

Could be good for: Autism which is too sensory intense, a general blanket to reduce to noise in the world.

Medication: Effexor

Description: Notable for its effect also as a noradrenaline reupdate inhibitor, and its short half-life. Making it more potent, but also the one with the WORST withdrawal symptom

Mechanism of Action: SSRI and NRI

Likely effects: SSRI, less intense feelings, mood balancing, with the added jittery feel (alertness) of noradrenaline, some people like this and some people don’t, short half-life also means it is likely the one with the strongest effects in terms of a plasma spike.

Other SSRI’s are :

Antipsychotics

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Anti psychotics cause brain damage, actual brain shrinkage. There is so much evidence I will just link you to this whole list of evidence:

http://www.mindfreedom.org/kb/psychiatric-drugs/antipsychotics/neuroleptic-brain-damage

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2008/mar/02/mythoftheantipsychotic

http://www.bluelight.org/vb/threads/676042-Anyone-here-have-experiences-with-Antipsychotics

http://mentalhealthdaily.com/2015/07/03/antipsychotics-and-brain-damage-shrinkage-volume-loss/

The question you may have is do they even work? Yes they do for some, but my opinion is they should be last thing to try after every option on this list in exhausted including SSRIs. The problem I have is that doctors often prescribe these things liberally like candy.

And it’s very possible to use them at low dose, all medications vary effects greatly depending on the dose. Low dose anti-psychotics are often used for things like being a sleep-aid (yikes)

Atypical antipsychotic Risperdal has low side effects at low dosages for example.Bad side effects associated with antipsychotics:

Bad side effects associated with antipsychotics:

Withdrawal / Discontinuation Syndrome

Brain Damage (Permanent cognitive changes)

Weight gain

Tardive Dyskinesia (Psuedo Parkinsons)

Mental Breakdowns

Psychosis (ironic I know)

Medication: Risperdal

Description: Antispsychotic, to treat bipolar disorder, schizophrenia , evidence for treating irritability problems in children, efficacy in adults less certain. Safe in low dosages.

Mechanism of Action: Dopamine antagonist, Serotonin antagonist, multiple actions, complicated action.

Likely effects: Sedative, less compulsions and obsession.

Could be good for: Irritability, frustrating repetitive behavior , uncontrollable hyperactivity

Medication: Olanzapine (Zyprexa)

Description: First line treatment for Shizophrenia

Mechanism of Action: Dopamine Antagonist, Higher affinity for 5-HT2A receptor, also complicated action with many receptor sites.

Likely effects: Sedative, less compulsions and obsession

Could be good for: Irritability, frustrating repetitive behavior, uncontrollable hyperactivity

Medication: Abilify

Description: Drug used for Schizophrenia and major depression

Mechanism of Action: Different from most other Antipsychotics, partial d2 agonist, complicated action involving 5HT2a antagonism.

Likely effects: Sedative, less compulsions and obsession

Could be good for: Irritability, frustrating repetitive behavior, uncontrollable hyperactivity

Innovative, Advanced and Novel Treatments for

Autism and Aspergers

Hormonal Treatment

https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2015/07/low-levels-of-hormone-linked-to-social-deficit-in-autism-study.html

Oxytocin Nasal Spray

Description: Social bonding hormone, found to be in lower levels in individuals with autism

Mechanism of Action: Directly stimulates Oxytocin receptors to activate social bonding circuits in the brain by hitting receptors using bio-identical

Likely effects: Greater ability to read social cues, empathy, less anxiety, more sociable in general.

Could be good for: High functioning autism and Aspergers who struggle with social anxiety and general lack of social calibration, and children to catch up with usual delayed social development in autism.

Vasopressin

Description: Also found to be in low levels in autism, however study also points that surpressing the hormone may yield better pro social effects for autistic

Mechanism of Action: Complicate hormone with many effects, may regulate certain social circuits, regulates volume of water in body and blood pressure

Likely effects: Unknown, conflicting studies, improved in auditory recall,

Could be good for: Pairing with Oxytocin to correct both levels at the same time, reduction of social anxiety.

Dangers: Hormone affects other physiological functions which could cause numerous side effects from axis shifting of body regulating.

Novel Use of Current Medicines

Memantine

Description: The secret drug tolerance drug that I keep yammering on about on this website.

Mechanism of Action: NMDA Antagonist, very special mechanism makes it exceptionally side effect free vs others such as Ketamine. Dopamine agonist can provide some positive mood effects. Relies on the functin of drug tolerance developing causing NMDA upregulation creating pro memory effects

Likely Effects: Diffcult tapering period initialy, likely effects anti-tolerance to other drugs such as Adderall/Amphetamine/Caffeine/Nicotine. Memory booster. Neuroprotective drug

Could be good for: Autism spectrum cases where memory impairment and executive function is affected, initial titration period difficulty not to be underestimate, first few weeks you will feel dumber not smarter. Drug works by when your brain adjusted to it, not before.

Rbaclofen or baclofen

Description: R-isomer of the muscle relaxant drug baclofen, is a hit or miss with most people, and if people are using benzodiazepine, Baclofen simply provide similar effects but only for the physical anxiety.

Studies have found contradicting results

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4025936/

Mechanism of Action: muscle relaxant properties of being a GABA B agonist

Likely effects: Reduction in physical anxiety, suppression of overstimulation,

Could be good for: Autism where loud environments and overstimulation causes body to tense and stress out, however baclofen definitely only works for some people.

Mebicar (Adaptol)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20436449

Description: Latvian drug,

Mechanism of Action: has an effect on a wide range of receptor systems, increases brain serotonin

Likely Effects: Anti-anxiety properties,

Could be good for: General autism anxiety.

Bromantane

Description: Russian drug, atypical pschostimulant and anxiolytic drug, being tested to treat asthenia (lack of energy and physical weakness)

Mechanism of action: Unknown, could be a dopamine synthesis enhancement

Likely Effect: Mild stimulant and anxiolytic (probably similar to rhodiola)

Could be good for: Low energy caused by co-morbid problems of autism, such as disrupted sleep, easily to be tired out by stimulation.

In Development and Can’t Be Sourced Yet

These are drugs in the pipeline currently tested for Autism that cannot be sourced, but it would be a good idea to keep a watch for them if nothing else works. Syntocinon (Oxytocin Nasal Spray) and Memantine are also currently going through trials, but they can be sourced.

AT001 (Fluoxetine rapid dissolve) (OR JUST TRY PROZAC)

Mechanism: SSRI
Company: Autism Therapeutics
Status: Phase III clinical trials

So basically this is Prozac, but a orally disintegrating tablet? Is this just big pharma remarketing bullshit? Maybe it does something new but I doubt it. Just take Prozac instead for repetitive behaviors?

CM-AT

Mechanism: Enzymatic modulator
Company: Curemark
Status: FDA approval (pending)

CM-AT is under development by Curemark, and it is an extremely promising drug. Especially because of it’s side effect free profile. Granted “Fast Track” due to it’s safety, lack of side effects and efficacy. This is THE drug to watch out for.

It functions by targeting enzyme deficiencies among those with autism. By correcting these defeciencies. CM-AT is believed toincrease the availability of amino acids and thus ameliorate many core and non-core problems of autism. Such as self-stimulation, social deficits, hyperactivity and repetitive behavior, even irritability.

This sounds too good to be true, but hey our website can then focus on talking about how to get maximise the autistic person’s potential then!

All in all very excited, this sounds like the drug to end all the horrible conventional treatments we are seeing, I wonder will it fix the hormonal deficiencies though?

CNDO-201 (Trichuris suis ova)

Mechanism: Immunomodulatory
Company: Coronado Biosciences
Status: Phase II clinical trials

Cool code name for…a whipworm parasite bewtween 3cm to 8cm that lays micro eggs. The eggs could be the medicine. Some scientists believe abnormal autoimmune responses are causing autism. They suggest that autism may come from excessively hygienic environments…which makes sense because autism is not really heard off in less developed countries, but that could also be because they just don’t know what autism is.

Excess inflammation which end up impairing or mutating neurological disorders and causing autism spectrum disorders. This drug coming from the parasite egg may act as a immunomodulatory agent that dapens the heightened immune response system.

By decreasing inflammation in the brain, this may treat autism. Sounds promising, but still more results need to come fom this this.

RG7314

Mechanism: Vasopressin-1 receptor antagonist
Company: Roche Pharmaceuticals
Status: Phase II clinical trials

Well Vasopressin is a very hormone to use and administer, and apparently overdosing is an issue. So I’m guessing this is like a way to sidestep this? RG7314 is a synthetic antagonist.

Scientists are guessing this one that by antagonizing the vasopressin-1 receptor, RG7314 will prove most effective for treating emotional processing deficits and social impairment among those with autism.

Honestly I think this one will be a miss, because these selective antagonists almost always don’t cause the intended effects.

Plant Extracts, Herbal Medicine and the like.

This is hard to list as the number of herbs and supplements that could possibly help are huge and never ending.

Basically anything goes here, there are some supplements with specific effects and I would like to list them here:

DL-Phenylalanine (1000mg) – Mild depression out of nowhere? This is your go to supplement. Pop em and watch yourself become less negative. Megadoses on this is worth investigating!

Vitamin D – WORTH A TRY, scientific evidence with this one is all over the sky, but doesn’t work for everyone. Vitamin D deficiency is common for autism.

Ginkgo Bibloa (Has to be high strength) – Helps with cognition, definitely has an effect, could be useful for autism suffers who suffer a lack of focus and need a caffeine alternative. Not a strong stimulant but definitely clears the head and makes you sharper. Effects are not massive though.

Valerian Root – Not so much for anxiety but for aspies and autistics who can’t sleep, a few of these capsules will put you to bed right away and save you from having to rely on the horrible sleeping drugs.

Fish Oil (1000mg Daily) – May reduce symptoms of autism, but may also dull your brain…

Nootropics

Nootropics are hit or miss with autistic people and I would guess things like Aniracetam are probably a miss most of the time, since our brains were born highly intense and interconnected, as a result nootropics don’t really do much benefit.

The times they help is when you feel your brain is “under”. There are only a few I consider nootropics that work and it’s no secret I support them they are – Fasoracetam, Noopept, Colouracetam and NSI-189.

If Autism is causing ADHD like problems then do check out our Synaptic focus which is a combination of Fasoracetam and Noopept, and can be used sublingually.

Note – Noopept probably only works highly when used sublingually.

Brain Entrainment

Works by hacking the natural behavior of the brain simulating repetitive stimulation patterns, the brain then matches the pattern (such as specific strobes of light, or frequency). This hacks the brain using external stimuli to basically shift the brains state into the required state, or in many cases pull the brain back from a state of disarray. Effects include, anti-anxiety, better focus, better memory, increased energy.

However tolerance may develop to these effects, and there is only one company really doing this scientifically to a very high level and that is Mind Alive. I won’t go into the precise nature of how these work, especially the cranial stimulation is hard to explain, but they do have real effects.

Many autistic people have reported benefits with brain entrainment. The brain entrainment required needs to be photic (light on eyes) and electric cranial stimulation all at the same time to produce a noticeable and lasting effect.

Mind Alive Products

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These products look like the results of “innovation” in the late 80s and mind may remind you of something out of Doctor Who, Robocop or Total Recall, but I guarantee you they are the real deal. The technology in the devices are very ahead of it’s “ahem” looks. The pro devices combine photic stimulation, with binaural entrainment and also entrains the brain using low powered electric waves.

The guys behind this are very very scientific about this and it is the only brain entrainment device I know works for sure. In particular, only the Pro devices are worth talking about, because they are the ones that do CES (Cranial Electro Stimulation).

The biggest disadvantage of the devices is the sessions are LONG, like 20-30 minutes, if you are impatient or don’t have the time it’s simply very inconvenient to have to spend that much time daily, especially if you need to keep those photic stimulation glasses and headphones on children.

Though not designed specifically with people with autism, personally and from the team of Mind Alive, they have many reports of it working well with people for Autism.

Why don’t they make the products look like today’s tech? You tell me. The creator of these devices look a little eccentric so maybe he doe like the look of the current devices.

We sell them, but even with a 10% discount they are pretty pricey and we don’t recommend buying “hardware” before exhausting the softer options, though you might want to consider these products before diving into the brain killing anti-psychotics.

Mind Alive Inc. designs and manufactures equipment for improving brain performance. This equipment includes Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE), Cranio-Electro Stimulation (CES), Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) and Microcurrent Electrotherapy (MET) devices. These products are used worldwide as a non-pharmaceutical approach to improved mental health, increased relaxation and well-being.

Neurofeedback

The main issue with neurofeedback is that it assumes that a normal brain is the best brain. The entire practice is based upon the idea to reshape the brain into the average stereotypical human brain. I don’t really like the idea of this because I strongly believe autism brings about a set of interesting cognitive talents and abilities, and I remain jubious of the claim that every human brain has the same “optimal” structure. It sounds a lot like neurotypical thinking. One thing is certain Neurofeedback can be dangerous and you should make sure you find a person who knows what they are doing.

Does Neurofeedback Work?

Caveat: There is no consensus on a standard Neurofeedback protocol, the technique is relatively new and doesn’t have the same level and length of research of medications and brain entrainment. Read this before deciding on dropping money on Neurofeedback:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brain-myths/201302/read-paying-100s-neurofeedback-therapy-0

The most glowing reports I have read so far is on Tagsync (below) a form of Neurofeedback which has great anecdotal experiences from Longecity’s Brain Health Section

What is Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback is biofeedback for the mind. It’s a brain training technique that provides the trainee with real time brain wave action advice. Additionally called treatment, EEG or neurobiofeedback biofeedback brain wave action is read and measures by the system by amplifying the sensed brain wave info onto a pc monitor, and using detectors put on the entire scalp. The trainee finds music, or a video screen accompanied with a beep. All the game like components react to changes in the plethora of the trainee numerous brain wave frequencies. The goal is to empower the customer to achieve conscious charge of their brain wave action.

If brain process alters its amplitude in the direction desired by the counselor, a favorable audile benefit in the kind of a tone, like seeing a ball movement, or a visual benefit, is presented to the person. In the event the target is regressed away from by the brain wave action, no feedback is given. Benefits may be as controlling the hand motion in a video game character as complicated or as easy as an alteration in the pitch of the tone. This brain wave biofeedback encounter also can be called operant conditioning. Distinct areas of the brain must communicate with each other to perform any function.

It’s presumed that this occurs when the electric signals with each other in various areas of the brain fire in synchrony. In the same time, because each area of the brain has an alternate job to do distinct areas of the brain have to stay somewhat independent from several other areas. So, we need the various areas of our cortex coordinating to a specific level, but additionally keeping their freedom. It is often found that, in ASD, portions of the frontal lobes are frequently not independent enough, they may be overly joined. The frontal lobes are known as the government portions of the brain, for the reason that they’re involved in coordinating and integrating all of the rest of the brain through procedures like attending, planning, arranging, inhibiting, delaying, restraining our emotional reactions, contemplating long term effects, and contemplating alternate significance of advice and alternate courses of action.

It’s vital for portions of the frontal lobes to organize, although not to be inflexible or overly rigid. It in addition has been found that regions and the frontal lobes like the parietal lobes, in the trunk of the brain, are frequently not organizing enough. The parietal lobes are participating with processing sensory info from the body and from the external world. It’s simple to see why communication involving the parietal and frontal lobes is really significant, physical advice and as sensory has to be interpreted and responded to in order for people to be socially successful and to function correctly. Comments which is based on fixing the measure of connectivity in distinct regions of the brain continues to be found to be especially strong in reducing outward indications of Autism.

Arnold said that in the event the results bore out that opinions was making the difference, he’d seek funding for a broader study, with as much as 100 subjects. There is no question that neurofeedback works, that individuals can change brain activity, he said. Photo Russell A. Barkley, a professor of psychiatry in the Medical University of South Carolina along with a top expert on consideration issues, has long dismissed claims that comments might help. Barkley cautioned he’d yet to see trustworthy evidence supporting claims that such benefits may be long lasting, not as long-term. Another mainstream expert is a lot more disapproving.

Comments originated in the 1960 and 70s, with American scientists leading the way. Brain cells communicate with each other, in part, through a continuous storm of electric nerve impulses. Their designs show up on an electroencephalogram, or EEG, as brain waves with various wavelengths. Comments professionals say people have difficulties when their brain wave wavelengths aren’t suited to the job available, or when portions of the brain aren’t communicating properly with a few other parts. These problems, they say, may be represented on a Brain map, the first EEG readings that serve as helpful information for treatment. Later, a specialist will help a patient learn to slow down or speed up these brain waves, via a process known as operant conditioning. The brain starts by creating pretty arbitrary patterns, whilst the computer software responds with encouragement when the action meets the objective.

There are two types of Neurofeedback the kind you get by paying a lot of money going to treatment center, and the kind you buy the equipment and do it at home with your own equipment. There is too much terrain to cover here, so I will briefly go into each.

Neurofeedback Treatment Center

These are centers where you go for treatment…They usually already have all the equipment set-up and programs differ from one center to another. You can easily google for these, though I think a lot of them use older forms of neurofeedback which is more mainstream and not very good. It may very well work the caveat is this is extraordinarily expensive and can easily run up to few thousand us dollars easily if not more for a dozen sessions.

Search for list of neurofeedback centers here:

http://eeginfo.com/member/directory.do

DIY Neurofeedback

DIY Neurofeedback is where you do it yourself, this is only recommend for people who are extremely fanatical about brain hacking. What I do recommend is essentially the best of both worlds, there is a website that basically allows you to do Neurofeedback from home, but you can also get consultations. The cheapest equipment is using the Q-Wiz suite + Bioexplorer. Check this website out for more information on DIY Brain Training:

https://brain-trainer.com/

http://homebraintraining.com/

TagSync (Recommended!) (Advanced)

This is a very new and advanced form of neurofeedback which has glowing reports on forums, but there is a lot of work to set up DIY neurofeedback. Anecdotally this is the superior form of Neurofeedback and can be done at lower cost then the more convetional TQ types of neurofeedback above.

You can find out more here:

http://www.tagsynchrony.com/tagsync.htm

This Is a Living List!

Have a treatment – I haven’t heard about? Disagree with something here? Let me know in the comments!

 

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