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QEEG Brain Mapping

QEEG Brain Mapping

Get to the Bottom of Your or Your Child’s Issues With a QEEG Brain Map

At the office of Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge, LLC we use QEEG, otherwise known as brain mapping to “check under the hood” combined with a detailed clinical intake to really “see” what is going on. A QEEG brain map allows us to see unique patterns of your brain and understand what areas have too much or too little brainwave activity. A QEEG brain map shows us what is happening over the brain structures, as well as the brain’s communication between sites and since we know exactly what areas of the brain does, we don’t have to “guess” about what the real issues because we can use this objective and clear cut data.

For both our Neurofeedback and Biofeedback therapies, we begin with a QEEG brain map as part of your initial assessment so we make sure we are addressing the right issues with the right treatment. This is critical for improving all mental health symptoms because too often an assessment is based only on “guessing” and with a QEEG brain map, we are able to accurately see what the brain is doing or not doing and design the right treatment plan.*

Unlike other practitioners, all of our QEEG data will be analyzed by Dr. Roseann herself who has done thousands of QEEG brain maps and then who will then craft a custom treatment plan.* 

Why QEEG Brain Maps Should Be Part of Every Intake

A quantitative EEG (QEEG) is a objective diagnostic tool that looks at brainwave patterns and takes away the guesswork that is a part of every standard intake. By using a QEEG, we will be able to examine what areas of the brain are working or not and identify specific issues and disorders that could have otherwise been overlooked and led to infective or improper treatment.*

Conditions Found With QEEGs

When we lead with neuroscience and data through the use of a QEEG, you are able to easily identify specific symptoms, issues, and conditions.  A QEEG brain map combined with a clinical intake with Dr. Roseann, who has an almost indescribable ability to figure out exactly what is going on and what to do about it,  will help you identify conditions such as anxiety, AHDD, LD, OCD, depression, Bipolar Disorder, concussion or head injuries, etc. can be determined. *

Results of a QEEG

QEEGs are a beneficial tool that find the reasoning behind certain illnesses or symptoms. After performing a QEEG, we’ll be able to identify cognitive and psychiatric problems, finding which brainwave patterns need improvement, and determining which therapy (either Neurofeedback or Biofeedback) can best help your situation. After your therapy sessions, we’ll also be able to track your progress through multiple QEEGs overtime.

Why Dr. Roseann for QEEG Brain Maps?

Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge Ed.D, LPC, BCN, brings to the table almost three decades of experience of not only effectively treating thousands of children, teens, adults, and families, she is masterful at figuring out exactly what is going on so you can not waste years of heartache and worry trying the wrong treatments and therapies, and more importantly damage the precious self-esteem of your child.* She is able to “check under the hood” and use objective data to guide you on the right path with the right diagnosis and treatment plan. If you don’t identify the true source of the symptoms and issues, all you are doing is slapping a band aid on it and possibly making things worse.

“She changed my thinking from, if these treatments would work to when they would work.” 

Mom of  child with anxiety 

The first step to reducing and reversing mental health symptoms is scheduling a QEEG brain map with Dr. Roseann. Our staff and Dr. Roseann will guide you through the process of understanding what your or your child’s issues are and what to do to feel calm, alert, and think more clearly.*

“My only regret is not finding Dr. Roseann and her team sooner. We spent years trying to help my daughter overcome what started with anxiety and slowly morphed into depression. In the first 10 minutes of the intake with Dr. Ro, she figured out exactly what the issues were and stopped all that guessing. Within a few months, she was not only not depressed, she was sleeping again, talking to us and her friends, and got her anxiety under control for the first time in her life.”

Mom of a teen with attention problems, poor grades, anxiety and depression

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What Happens During a QEEG Session?

During your treatment session, one of our therapists or practitioners will guide you through the necessary steps of a QEEG. You’ll begin by getting relaxed, sitting in a comfortable chair, and having a cap placed on your head. We will then attach electrodes to your scalp (which will come off after your session) to help collect data. By attaching these sensors to your scalp, we’ll be able to collect data that reflects your cortical electrical activity, otherwise known as brainwaves. During your session, you’ll need to remain as still as possible, minimize any head or jaw movement as well as blinking your eyes. You must also stay awake during your test.

How Long Does a QEEG Session Last?

The QEEG test will be subjective to each patient. It can take between 30-60 minutes until completion. The length of your session depends on how still you remain as well as alert to provide accurate data.

How Do I Prepare for a QEEG?

The best way to prepare for your QEEG is to get enough rest. During your treatment, you will need to be alert to result in an effective reading. Since you will be wearing a cap during the test, we ask that you wash your hair but refrain from using creme rinse or conditioner additives. Upon arrival, make sure that your not braided, dry and does not have any gels or hair spray in it. All of these steps are simply for sanitary reasons for our equipment.

 

How Is the Analysis Performed?

First, we will review the raw QEEG data by itself. Then, we will take your results and compare them to individuals around your age or with similar symptoms. By completing these two different steps, we’ll be able to accurately give you a prognosis and determine the best plan of action for your situation.* 

Does a QEEG Hurt?

No! A QEEG is completely painless. There are no needles or electrical stimulation present in this kind of test.

Can I Eat Before My QEEG?

You are able to eat before the test occurs, but you should limit your fluid intake at least two hours before you receive your test. We ask that you limit diet drinks or caffeinated drinks as well. For those who are over the age of 21, you cannot drink alcohol 3 days prior to the test.

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Having an QEEG performed is your first step in the betterment of your health. By utilizing this objective measure, our professional practitioners can provide you with a diagnosis and the best plan of action for your current situation. We are your partners in health.*

*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment vary by patient and condition. Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge & Associates does not guarantee certain results.

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