Anyone tried Neurofeedback for bipolar disorder?

Posted by garyD @gary1316, May 14 11:26am

I have rapid cycling bipolar disorder and my current psychiatrist who’s also a Pharmacologist has been tinkering with my meds for over a year to find the exact cocktail that will manage my symptoms. To date there has only been a shred of improvement.

My therapist has suggested that I look into Neuro Feedback to work along side of my prescribed medication.

Has anyone else had any experience with Neuro Feedback good or bad?

@gary1316
I don't know about bipolar but have talked to a number of people with Epilepsy that Neurofeedback helped. Some gained total seizure control and others partial control. There were several it didn't help at all.
Good luck,
Jake

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@gary1316
I don't know about bipolar but have talked to a number of people with Epilepsy that Neurofeedback helped. Some gained total seizure control and others partial control. There were several it didn't help at all.
Good luck,
Jake

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There’s a few things that I am looking at as options or alternatives. I run them by my wife first…she’s been a surgical nurse for 30yrs and if it passes her sniff test I will take it to my psychiatrist to see what he has to say about it.

I told my last psychiatrist that all I wanted was to feel normal again. He looked me in the eye and told me that it had been so long since I was normal that I would not recognize if I were to see it. Needless to say that wasn’t very encouraging!

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@gary1316

There’s a few things that I am looking at as options or alternatives. I run them by my wife first…she’s been a surgical nurse for 30yrs and if it passes her sniff test I will take it to my psychiatrist to see what he has to say about it.

I told my last psychiatrist that all I wanted was to feel normal again. He looked me in the eye and told me that it had been so long since I was normal that I would not recognize if I were to see it. Needless to say that wasn’t very encouraging!

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Hi Gary, I add my welcome. I also added this discussion to the Mental Health group https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/mental-health/ where members are talking about neurofeedback and you can also find discussions about bipolar disorder.

Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback. Fellow members @cindypekarek @anniegk @crissdawn @bethy1962 @margaret10 and @undiagnosed_pain may have some experiences to share.

What does your wife say about trying neurofeedback? Did the suggestion pass her "sniff test"?

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Tried this method with sounds or music but sad to report no positive results for me. You might try and get better results.

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