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Charlotte, N.C. (WJZY) -- Thompson Child and Family Focus, a Charlotte-based mental health non-profit organization, has launched a Neurofeedback Pilot Program for children 5-15 years of age.

Neurofeedback uses technology to encourage positive mental activity and discourage negative brain activity.

Therapy looks like a video game with no hand controls. The patient is hooked up to the computer and uses his or her brain to control the video game. Positive brain activity allows the patient to win the game; negative mental activity does not allow them to win.

Neurofeedback research dates back more than 40 years. Charlotte mental health experts say neurofeedback can help lower the amount of medication the patient needs or even take it away completely.

This is the first time Thompson is using the therapy.
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