Does your teen seem anxious even when there doesn’t appear to be anything to worry about? Experience panic attacks? Avoid social situations? Would you consider them a “worry wart?” If you can say yes to any one of the above statements, it is possible that they suffer from an anxiety disorder. There are several different types of anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and social anxiety, among others. And your teen is not alone!
Anxiety disorders are more common than we think, affecting 25 percent of all teens and 30 percent of all teen girls. In fact, many experts are seeing a rise in the level of anxiety and the diagnosis of anxiety disorders in both adults and teenagers. To know for sure if your teen suffers from an anxiety disorder, you should seek help from a qualified professional, such as a counselor, psychologist, etc.
Teens frequently have anxieties about the broad new world they are facing. Fortunately, for most, these are just stages that they grow through. However, for some, anxiety becomes a way of life and many of their anxieties are carried into adulthood creating potentially destructive negative thoughts. If they can be helped before these “worries” become part of their template, perhaps they will be able to avoid unnecessary pain in later years.
In our experience, and supported by research, neurofeedback appears to be especially effective for children and teens. We see the most remarkable benefits when working with young and flexible brains, before habits mature and become their template in adulthood. Neurofeedback does this by directly training of the brain in real time, which helps the brain learn to function more efficiently.
Neurofeedback addresses brain dysregulation, which can cause many conditions like anxiety, depression, ADHD, and more. Improved mental performance and ability to pay attention equals better learning; reducing stress develops better test results, and calming emotional and behavioral issues improves social interactions. Consider how this combination may result in better prospects for the future.
At the Brain Wave Center we provide Brain Mapping, Neurofeedback, Psychotherapy, Nutrition Counseling, Lymphatic Drainage, Craniosacral Therapy and more to help you rediscover your well–being. For more information or to schedule your free consult call 941-552-4500.