The neuroCare difference
Our Personalised Approach
Psychiatry is changing. Current practice in the treatment of ADHD and Depression is moving away from its reliance on psychostimulant and anti-depressant medications, towards non-invasive methods better applied to the patient's individual needs.
Our neuroCare clinicians are trained in various academic disciplines in psychology and have received specialist training in psychotherapy. Unlike more conventional therapies, neuroCare treatment protocols integrate advanced and scientifically-backed neuromodulation technologies with psychotherapy. As shown in this cited study, our protocols in patients with depression demonstrate the success of our treatment by combining transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) along with our therapists' expert psychological assessment.
Technology or cognitive therapy alone is not often successful as a stand-alone treatment method. This is seen to be the case with other available Neurofeedback treatments for ADHD, especially those which have not followed SCP or SMR protocols or do not allow for online artefact correction. Our teams further include leading experts and researchers who assure the integrity and scientific rigour of our methods as we continue to quantify and improve treatment.
ADHD, ADD and Sleep Disorders
If you or your child have ADHD, ADD or sleeping problems we offer treatment with neurofeedback. Normally the various parts of our brain work in an orchestrated manner, however complaints such as hyperactivity, attentional difficulties or insomnia arise because the brain no longer works in this way. These symptoms can be targeted through the use of Neurofeedback. In Neurofeedback the person being treated is trained to specifically influence their brain activity, observed on a monitor. This is a painless method and allows patients to exercise self-control of their brain activity. Neurofeedback training (also known as EEG Biofeedback) is therefore an effective treatment for people with ADHD and ADD, as well as insomnia. Through this treatment, patients often reduce their medication-dependency, or cease medication altogether.
Depression or feelings of depression can be treated with a combination of psychotherapy and rTMS (transcranial magnetic brain stimulation). Although rTMS has been relatively unknown to the public, it is a well-investigated treatment method with proven (evidence-based) efficacy. Over the last ten years we have successfully applied this method in patients with mild to severe depression and it is even found to have a positive effect on "treatment resistant" depression. Research has shown that 66% of patients with depression respond well to this method after an average of 21 sessions, integrated with psychotherapy (see Donse et al. 2017) . rTMS treatment can be effectively applied without the use of antidepressants and is an alternative for clients who do not fully respond to medication or do not wish to take medication. For patients seeking to reduce their dependancy on antidepressant medications, rTMS therapy may be a solution to prevent relapse. Treatment may begin even before medication dosage is lowered. Recently, rTMS has also been applied in patients with "treatment resistant" OCD.