In some instances, people have been able to get off medication with the help of neurofeedback. Neurofeedback can create new patterns inside the brain that stabilize the wild mood swings and help a person to feel more calm and relaxed naturally. Bipolar disorder creates a turbulent internal mode in which a person can feel extremely upset or extremely pleased. Usually the main issue is that person has difficulty feeling contentment on a consistent basis. Because it is always way up or way down.
Neurofeedback balances the brain waves people with this disorder that they may have a tempered emotional state of well-being rather than extreme rage or elation. Overall cognitive function improvements and more empowered over decisions, people are capable of acting more appropriately and less inclined to have explosive outbursts that bipolar disorder is associated with.
In addition, neurofeedback will empower a person to control their emotions instead of their emotions controlling them and also help the person to calm themselves into a relaxed state naturally. It is highly recommended as an alternative to medication for bipolar disorder especially because people with bipolar disorder tend to have great difficulties maintaining their medication. As a result benefits of neurofeedback for people with bipolar disorder include: improved self-regulation, social relationships, and overall cognitive stability.