It is an established fact that psychological and behavioral symptoms can be traced to an underlying physiological and neurological basis. Neurocounseling seeks to take advantage of this correlation to promote mental health. One of the techniques used is neurofeedback, which can effectively treat conditions such as depression, sleep disorders, seizures, fibromyalgia and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).
It was in the late 1990s when researchers at the Salk Institute found that, contrary to popular belief, the hippocampus is capable of producing new neurons during adulthood. This phenomenon can still occur even in the elderly, which opens the possibility that brain damage from illness or injuries can be repaired.
To learn more, take a look at the infographic below created by Bradley University’s online Master of Arts in Counseling program.