New Therapy Options

In addition to the well-established pharmacological treatment paths, the Neurofeedback offers a valuable extension of the therapeutic spectrum when treating autism is autism a development disorder that begins in childhood and in adulthood is enough. The symptoms of such three areas: the language, motor skills and social. The social interaction disorder is that people with autism have trouble understanding other people’s feelings. This concerns also the non-verbal communication and the between the lines reading. Language is learned very late and will remain at a little mature level. A severe communication disorder results from two factors, the social awkwardness and the only immature availability using the “tool” language: they say the language is little communicative. In addition, it is impacted by Perseverationen and stereotypes, so unnecessarily frequent and onerous the social environment repetitions.

Also, the speech carries sometimes robotic and monotone trains (good performance in the film “Rain man” with Dustin Hofmann as autistic). The stereotypes are not only the language but also the motor skills, E.g. in the form of “Hand-wringing” or “Swinging motion”. But it would be an error in principle to assume an intellectual deficit. Even far above-average skills there may be in part performance areas (memory capacity for numbers or phone numbers, mathematical talents, etc). Non-specific symptoms as they are also observed in non-autistic persons, may also occur: fears, phobias, sleep disorders, eating disorders, outbursts of anger, aggression, self stimulation up to self injury.

Autism is a hereditary disease, i.e. it is inherited and is not how it was earlier thought, by an early relationship disturbance to the parental caregiver but passing genetic information with DNA. The physical correlate is a false balance of brain neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine, and the especially the important neuro-biochemical substances, Endorphins. At this point is also the Autism therapy: substances that are present in excess, are intercepted and those which occur in low concentrations, will be enriched. Tailwind Gets the treatment by a non-drug procedure: it’s called Neurofeedback and aims to ensure that certain brain waves, which are health-promoting increasingly be enabled through self control. Latest computer technology is used. By means of specially designed amplifier, brain waves are derived via electrodes pasted to the scalp and made visible. The signals are translated by means of complicated technology in an image, that the patient is able to understand, for example in an aircraft that fly high (corresponding to an activation of the filtered brain waves) or landing can apply (according to a deactivation of the filtered brain waves). With increasing exercise, the patient gained the ability, heading to intervene in his brain activity and brakes, for example, advancing impulses. During Procedures such as the repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) using electromagnets to stimulate the brain, assets, gives Neurofeedback the ability to enrich even electrical activity or reduce the subjects. The process has been scientifically studied at leading university hospitals and rated as highly suitable.