CBS DFW News did an interview with Dr. Marvin Sams.
PLANO (CBSDFW.COM) - If you or someone you know struggles with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder, there could be help available that does not involve any risky medication. A North Texas doctor has helped war veterans combat post-traumatic stress disorder and children who have attention deficit disorder. Now, he wants to help you.
"This is a process where we are able to retrain the brain, literally," said Dr. Marvin Sams with the Sams Center in Plano. He uses a technique called neuromatrix neural efficiency training.
Lillie Seymour is one of the doctor's patients. She wears a red thinking cap and goggles with flashing lights, all while playing a video game. Those lights help to treat Lillie's attention deficit disorder by making her listen to her brain waves – which is how our brain's neurons communicate.
Sams said that he is retraining the brain to create more waves, so that the brain is made more efficient. The concept might be a little abstract, but some parents are happy to have an alternative to drug and their possible side effects.