Lifestyle Changes and Supplements per Dr. Amen
The first phase of treatment involves identifying your brain type. At the Center for Integrative Psychology we have been trained by Daniel Amen, M.D., the author of Change Your Brain Change Your Life
. Dr. Amen (www.amenclinics.com
) has done over 90,000 functional brain scans on people and identified 7 different types of ADD, and 7 different types of anxiety and depression. Each type has its own specific treatment protocol. We use questionnaires developed at the Amen Clinic to help identify your brain type. Knowing your own brain type and taking the specific supplements to support it, while making lifestyle changes at the beginning of treatment can efficiently enhance the process of change. We have an ongoing professional relationship with Dr. Amen and can refer you for a SPECT scan at the Amen Clinic if this is needed. Also, we have a working relationship with physicians in this area who can write prescriptions if this is indicated by the scan results. Supplements are sometimes used adjunctively with medication, or are sometimes their own separate intervention, but consultation with your physician is an important part of the process.
Neurofeedback-A Number of State of the Art Treatment Options at the Center for Integrative Psychology (CIP)
Neurofeedback is always done adjunctively with psychotherapy. The CIP Neurofeedback/Psychotherapy fee is $200./session. There are a number of Neurofeedback techniques available at CIP: LENS, Neurofield Dehabituator, Neurofield Stimulation, Real Time Z score training, Loreta Neurofeedback. Sometimes these techniques are done in isolation, and sometimes they are done in combination with one another. It does not matter which technique(s) are used, or how long the session is, the fee is always $200/session..
If the individual has mental health insurance then the copay for psychotherapy is billed, along with $100/session fee.
Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS) is typically done once per week. The length of treatment is usually between 20 and 30 sessions. The patient often begins to see a change in the symptom picture in the first six sessions. If change is not apparent in six sessions, then some factor is interfering and must be addressed (e.g. sleep deprivation, toxic exposure, bacterial or viral infection, substance use).
When LENS does not work and the underlying reasons have been addressed, a QEEG along with Neurofield treatments are recommended. These interventions work best when they are done frequently. Dr. Jay does intensive outpatient treatments where the patient is seen 5 days per week for a month. Once or twice a week sessions occur following the month of intensive treatment, depending on the patients needs.
BCBS of Michigan PPO now pays for 40 sessions of Neurofeedback for children under 18 who have the diagnosis of ADD or ADHD. The parents of the child with ADHD have the out of pocket expense for the QEEGs and their copay for 20 sessions and the pre and post treatment tests..
The non insurance cost for one month of Dr. Jay's intensive outpatient treatment is: $5773. and includes:
One pretreatment continuous performance test (IVA), and one posttreatment IVA $300.
3 QEEGs -($491 each) $1473.
20 Neurofeedback sessions ($200 each) $4000. These sessions are typically 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes in length.