qEEG Brain Mapping
We utilize innovative technology to better help our patients recover from addiction and mental health challenges. One of these methods is qEEG Brain Mapping, which uses the brain’s own electrical pulses to help reveal areas of neurological activity or impairment.
What is qEEG Brain Mapping and How Does it Work?
qEEG sometimes referred to as Brain Mapping; uses standard medical technology, including an EEG (electroencephalogram), to help clinicians better understand the way a patient’s brain works. This is done through the study of the electrical impulses in the brain that are responsible for neurological activities such as thinking, remembering, moving, and sleeping.
Through trusted medical technology, qEEG Brain Mapping uses a simple and painless process to track the brain’s electrical processes. From there, clinicians can further study brain activity, identifying areas that are active versus areas that are dormant or less active. This helps the clinical team at StoneRidge Centers determine which therapies and treatments will be most effective for each patient’s recovery.
What is Brain Mapping Used For?
qEEG Brain Mapping detects which areas of a patient’s brain are most or least active. Skilled practitioners can use this information to help “map” a patient’s brain by analyzing the brain’s repeated electrical pulses. This can be particularly useful for patients struggling with conditions like epilepsy, stroke, or sleep difficulties. Researchers are actively investigating additional uses for qEEG, including the diagnosis of neurological conditions such as ADHD and dementia.
qEEG/Brain Mapping at StoneRidge Centers
While qEEG Brain Mapping is not a treatment or therapy, this process plays a critical role in helping the teams at StoneRidge Centers know more about our patients and their needs. Identifying how each patient’s brain works, including areas of both strength and weakness, helps us to plan the most effective treatments for a variety of addiction and mental health challenges.
qEEG Brain Mapping is a growing field of study for neurological researchers worldwide and we expect more breakthrough uses of the process as research continues.
Is qEEG Brain Mapping Safe?
Because qEEG Brain Mapping simply measures the brain’s activity, patients experience a pain-free and noninvasive process. During qEEG, patients sit comfortably in a chair while EEG nodes are placed on their skull. Patients are then asked to relax and hold their eyes open for 5 minutes, and then close their eyes for 5 minutes. This allows the qEEG practitioner to track electrical waves inside the brain based on different stimuli and conditions, giving them a more accurate picture of the brain both at rest and active.
Benefits of Brain Mapping in Treating Mental Health and Addiction
qEEG Brain Mapping is a tool StoneRidge Centers uses to help identify how our patient’s brains are functioning and which areas need help and support. This important diagnostic tool lets us analyze and visualize what’s going on “behind the scenes” in our patient’s brains as they undergo treatment, therapy, and support for challenges including depression, anxiety, ADHD, and addiction.
Contact StoneRidge Centers to learn more about how we utilize qEEG/Brain Mapping and innovative treatment programs to help our each of our clients overcome mental health and addiction challenges and start the journey to recovery.
Innovative, Evidence-Based Therapies
Because mental health and addiction concerns are so often interconnected, we utilize research-based approaches with evidence-based outcomes that promote overall healing and recovery.