This case involved a 15 year old male, who was a gang member. His presenting symptoms/problems for Behavioral Disorder included: probation, anger, marijuana use, sugar cravings (after Pot), large appetite, severe allergies and asthma, frequent illnesses, fatigue, bruxism, and nightmares since he was five years old.
His grandfather killed himself in the ocean; thus, he had a fear of the ocean. His parents were divorced. Father was angry and an alcoholic; mother was also addicted. Mother was Bipolar, and both parents suffered from migraines. He had many geographical moves and school changes. He was disobedient to teachers, and he had been in therapy with several local therapists. Developmental history revealed that mother had separation of placenta while pregnant with him. He did not crawl and was very slow in talking. He fell off a motorcycle at 2 months, and he had high fever at age 5. He was referred by local Gang Alternative Probation Department for neurofeedback and counseling.
He noticed that his anger changed very quickly and he could be more patient after a number of neurofeedback and counseling sessions. Therapists noticed that he wasn’t as impatient as the sessions continued. During the first three or four sessions, he would bang on the wall in anger when it was time to leave. He began sitting patiently through sessions. He also began talking to therapist about things happening in his life; his social skills, including “small talk”, began to improve.
He began completing his homework and even brought it to the office to complete while he waited for his father to pick him up. He noticed that he wasn’t “using” marijuana as much and asked about what neurofeedback did to his cravings. Neurofeedback seemed to ease some of the severity of the allergy problems. His eyes weren’t so dark with red circles as more neurofeedback was completed.
He had to write several essays for his probation officer, and he wrote one on neurofeedback. His father noticed many changes with him. His father noticed that his anger was less, and he was finishing his homework. He attended summer school and completed another semester of work at home on his home study.
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