A minimum of at least 20 sessions are recommended to obtain a lasting effect. Not everyone is the same and some patients may require more sessions. Each session lasts 30 minutes.
If the problem is dysregulation the effects are normally long lasting. The brain will continue to use its new capabilities to reinforce it. When dealing with a degenerative disease, e.g. Dementia or Parkinson’s training will need to be continued at some level. Children living in a toxic environment might have less success in retaining the progress made.
We encourage you to tell your doctor that you are doing neurofeedback. With successful neurofeedback, medication may not be needed or might be needed in lower dosages. It is important for clients to talk to their prescribing physicians before making any changes to their medications.
The vast majority of insurance companies do not cover neurofeedback. We strongly encourage clients to check with their provider since there have been some isolated cases where the insurance covered some of the services provided. A procedure code for biofeedback can be provided to the client upon request. Parents might have to strongly advocate for reimbursement by their insurance companies.