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QEEG Brain Map Specialist

Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine

Neurophysical & Behavioral Medicine located in Irvine, CA & West Los Angeles, CA

Have you ever wondered what happens in your brain when you have a panic attack? Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine in Irvine and West Los Angeles, California, uses state-of-the-art quantitative electroencephalogram (qEEG) brain mapping to visualize your brain activity. It's a noninvasive window into brain function that provides critical data to inform your treatment plan. Call Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine to schedule a consultation for qEEG brain mapping and customized treatment.

qEEG Brain Map Q & A

What is a qEEG brain map?

A qEEG is a test that records and evaluates the electrical activity in your brain. It's a powerful diagnostic tool that identifies abnormal activity and dysfunctional regions in your brain. 

Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine has been using qEEG brain mapping for over 23 years. The practice has created one of the largest clinical databases of brain maps in the United States for biofeedback.

The team uses the information from qEEG brain maps to establish effective treatment protocols that help patients heal their brains and restore their quality of life.

How does brain mapping work?

Brain mapping is noninvasive and painless. One of the clinicians at Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine places 19 sensors on different parts of your head. The sensors record your brain activity and transmit it to a computer that creates a detailed image of the data. 

The brain mapping process doesn't change your brain activity. It simply records the information, much like a thermometer registers your temperature but doesn't treat a fever.

You could also compare brain mapping to blood tests to show abnormal thyroid activity or blood sugar regulation. Essentially, your qEEG brain map shows your doctor where the problem lies. 

Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine processes your qEEG brain map through an FDA-approved normative database to compare your brain activity to "normal" results. This helps the team identify abnormal activity.

How do you use a qEEG brain map in treatment?

A qEEG brain map shows if any area of your brain is dysfunctional or dysregulated. For example, anxiety disorders usually create overactivity in certain parts of your brain, while ADHD typically shows underactivity. 

Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine uses your map to personalize your treatment and track your progress. For example, your qEEG brain map shows the team which regions of your brain might benefit from neuromodulation. 

The maps also provide the data needed to create a biofeedback program to help you learn to maintain optimal brain activity. 

Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine takes brain maps at various times during your treatment program. They compare your brain maps to show improved brain function as evidence of your recovery. 

If you're interested in biofeedback or neuromodulation, call Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine to make an appointment for a qEEG brain map today to start the treatment process.