Testimonials from Concussion Patients Using Neurofeedback

Adam’s Story

Adam*, a smart, engaging 14-year-old boy in a very competitive school, received two blows to his head in lacrosse games within two months of each other. The second injury was identified as a concussion.

Six weeks after the second injury, Adam began to struggle in school. He was no longer able to keep up in his classes, and his behavior became erratic. Because he was an adolescent, his parents and the doctor assumed that he was simply goofing off, getting lazy, and starting to hang out with the wrong crowd.

Fortunately, a school counselor referred Adam to our center. Through qEEG brain mapping, we discovered that Adam was falling apart because his brain was having difficulty performing.

Once Adam began neurofeedback training, he began performing better at school. It took some time, but he was able to overcome a negative situation and bring himself back to performing well in school. If Adam had not received help at the right time, his situation might have worsened, and he may have never recovered the mental acuity he’d previously hadS

April’s Story

April had suffered debilitating symptoms for over nine years since an illness left her with a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). After just six weeks of neurofeedback, she experienced significant improvement. This interview with April, her daughter, and Mike Cohen of the Center for Brain Training explores the power neurofeedback can have in people’s lives, even many years after a brain injury occurs.

Karen’s Story

Karen* came to Center for Brain Training last year, having suffered from depression for more than 30 years. While she had experienced some mild depression in her teens and early 20s, her depression became much more severe in her mid-20s– a year or two after two falls, which had given her mild concussions.

For most of Karen’s life, her depression had been treated as a psychological problem because no one asked her about prior head injuries. Despite trying multiple medications, she did not respond to antidepressants because her depression was due to a brain injury.

After several neurofeedback sessions, Karen was able to regain control of her life and is now free from the symptoms of depression. Today, she is living with a brighter outlook and continues neurofeedback sessions to maintain her mental health.