Neurofeedback Research

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Emerging Brain-Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents: Overview and Clinical Perspective

by Hirshberg LM PhD, Chiu S MD PhD, Frazier JA MD
The use of sophisticated technology to intervene and improve brain function is just beginning. It promises a transformation in practice in many fields: rehabilitation, neurology, psychiatry, and psychology. The science fiction fantasy of brain chip implants is getting ever closer to realization. Neuroscientists in several university centers recently demonstrated the viability of brain-computer interfaces and the capacity, with relative ease, to control external the modevices by the brain through volition and practice. Human beings and animals are able to exercise volitional control of brain function through practice accompanied by immediate feedback regarding that practice so that they can manipulate an external device with their brain. continue reading »

Overview of Neurofeedback Mechanisms: Setting the Agenda for Research

by Siegfried Othmer, Ph.D. Chief Scientist, The EEG Institute
October, 2003 (Edited July, 2007)
In the following, references cover not only applications of Neurofeedback but also mechanisms of brain self-regulation that underlie EEG Feedback (Neurofeedback).

Application areas include in particular Attention Deficit Disorder, the Anxiety-Depression spectrum, seizures and addictions. We feature the key papers in the important application areas, as well as early papers that highlight emerging applications: the disruptive behavior disorders such as Oppositional-Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder; the Autism Spectrum and Aspergerís; Bipolar Disorder; Specific Learning Disabilities, including Dyslexia; sleep disorders; Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; womenís issues such as PMS and menopause; issues of aging such as Parkinsonism and dementia, and Age-Related Cognitive Decline; and, finally, pain syndromes such as migraine, as well as the management of chronic pain. continue reading »


ADD

Efficacy of Neurofeedback Treatment in ADHD: the Effects on Inattention, Impulsivity and Hyperactivity: a Meta-Analysis »
by Arns M, de Ridder S, Strehl U, Breteler M and Coenen A

Electroencephalographic Biofeedback in the Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder »
by Monastra VJ, Lynn S, Linden M, Lubar JF, Gruzelier J, LaVaque TJ

Electroencephalographic Biofeedback (Neurotherapy) as a Treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Rationale and Empirical Foundation »
by Monastra VJ

The Effects of Stimulant Therapy, EEG Biofeedback, and Parenting Style on the Primary Symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder »
by Monastra VJ, Monastra DM, George S

Place of EEG Biofeedback for ADHD »
by Hirshberg LM

Anxiety

A Review of EEG Biofeedback Treatment of Anxiety Disorders »
by Moore NC

Case Study: Anxiety and Panic Attacks »
by The Biocybernaut Institute

Addiction

Effect of EEG Biofeedback on Chemical Dependency »
by Kaiser DA, Scott W

Effects of an EEG Biofeedback Protocol on a Mixed Substance Abusing Population »
by Scott WC, Kaiser DA, Othmer S, Sideroff SI

EEG Biofeedback as a Treatment for Substance Use Disorders: Review, Rating of Efficacy, and Recommendations for Further Research »
by Sokhadze, T. M., Cannon, R. L., Trudeau, D. L. (2008)

The Peniston-Kulkosky Brainwave Neurofeedback Therapeutic Protocol: The Future Psychotherapy for Alcoholism/PTSD/Behavioral Medicine »
by Peniston EO Ed.D., A.B.M.P.P., B.C.E.T.S., F.A.A.E.T.S.

Treatment Effects Related to EEG-Biofeedback for Crack Cocaine Dependency in a Faith-Based Homeless Mission »
by Burkett, V.S., Cummins, J.M., Dickson, R.M., & Skolnick, M.H.

Autism

Effect of EEG Biofeedback on Chemical Dependency »
by Coben R PhD and Padolsky I PhD

EEG Power and Coherence in Autistic Spectrum Disorder »
by Coben R, Clarke AR, Hudspeth W, Barry RJ

Autism: Case Study »
by Cowan J Ph.D.

Bipolar Disorder

Learned Control of Slow Potential Interhemispheric Asymmetry in Schizophrenia »
by Gruzelier J, Hardman E, Wild J, Zaman R

Self-regulation of Slow Cortical Potentials in Psychiatric Patients: Schizophrenia »
by Schneider F, Rockstroh B, Heimann H, Lutzenberger W, Mattes R, Elbert T, Birbaumer N, Bartels M

Chronic Fatigue

EEG Patterns and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome »
by Billiot KM, MA, Budzynski TH, PhD, Andrasik F, PhD

Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with Neurofeedback and Self-Hypnosis: A Case Report »
by Hammond DC, PhD

Chronic Pain

New Hope for Sufferers of Chronic Pain »
by Othmer S

Control Over Brain Activation and Pain Learned by Using Real-Time Functional MRI »
by deCharms RC, Maeda F, Glover GH, Ludlow D, Pauly JM, Soneji D,
Gabrieli JD, Mackey SC

Depression

Clinical Use of an Alpha Asymmetry Neurofeedback Protocol in the Treatment of Mood Disorders: Follow-Up Study One to Five Years Post-Therapy (pg. 7) »
by Baehr E PhD, Rosenfeld JP Ph.D., Baehr R PhD

Operant (biofeedback) Control of Left-Right Frontal Alpha Power Differences: Potential Neurotherapy for Affective Disorders »
by Rosenfeld JP, Cha G, Blair T, Gotlib IH

Operant (biofeedback) Control of Left-Right Frontal Alpha Power Differences: Potential Neurotherapy for Affective Disorders »
by Rosenfeld JP, Baehr E, Baehr R, Gotlib IH, Ranganath C

Neurofeedback Treatment of Depression with the Roshi »
by Rosenfeld JP, Baehr E, Baehr R, Gotlib IH, Ranganath C

Epilepsy

Changes in Lateralized Memory Performance in Subjects With Epilepsy Following Neurofeedback Training (pg. 2) »
by Sterman MB PhD and Lantz D PhD

Meta-Analysis of EEG Biofeedback in Treating Epilepsy »
by Tan G, Thornby J, Hammond DC, Strehl U, Canady B, Arnemann K and Kaiser DA
Journal of Clinical EEG & Neuroscience, July, 2009

Basic Concepts and Clinical Findings in the Treatment of Seizure Disorders with EEG Operant Conditioning »
by Sterman MB

Fibromyalgia

Treatment of Fibromyalgia Incorporating EEG-Driven Stimulation: A Clinical Outcomes Study »
by Mueller HH, Donaldson CC, Nelson DV, Layman M

Head Injury

Improvement/Rehabilitation of Memory Functioning w/Neurotherapy/QEEG biofeedback »
by Thornton K

EEG Operant Conditioning (biofeedback) and Traumatic Brain Injury »
by Thatcher RW

The Elusive Nature of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury »
by Swatzyna RJ, PhD

Impact of qEEG-Guided Coherence Training for Patients with a Mild Closed Head Injury »
by Walker JE MD

Learning Disability

Neurofeedback for Elementary Students with Identified Learning Problems (pg.4) »
by Orlando PC, PhD and Rivera RO, BS

EMG and EEG Biofeedback Training in the Treatment of a 10-year-old Hyperactive Boy with a Developmental Reading Disorder »
by Tansey MA and Bruner RL

Electroencephalogram Biofeedback for Reading Disability and Traumatic Brain Injury »
by Thornton KE PhD and Carmody DP PhD

EEG and Behavioral Changes Following Neurofeedback Treatment in Learning Disabled Children »
by Fernández T, Herrera W, Harmony T, Díaz-Comas L, Santiago E, Sánchez L, Bosch J, Fernández-Bouzas A, Otero G, Ricardo-Garcell J, Barraza C, Aubert E, Galán L, Valdés R

Lyme Disease

EEG Biofeedback in the Treatment of Lyme Disease: A Case Study »
by Packard RC MD and Ham LP MA

Neurofeedback and Lyme's Disease: A Clinical Application of the Five Phase Model of CNS Functional Transformation and Integration »
by Brown VW PhD

PMS

EEG Biofeedback Training for PMS »
by Othmer SF, Othmer S PhD

PMS, EEG, and Photic Stimulation »
by Noton D PhD

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder and Changes in Prefrontal Alpha Asymmetry »
by Baehr E

PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - The Neurofeedback Remedy »
by Othmer S PhD, Othmer S BA

Recovery from PTSD: A Vietnam Veteran »
by Othmer S PhD

Child trauma, Attachment and Biofeedback Mitigation »
by Pop-Jordanova N and Zorcec T

The Peniston-Kulkosky Brainwave Neurofeedback Therapeutic Protocol: The Future Psychotherapy for Alcoholism/PTSD/Behavioral Medicine »
by Peniston EO Ed.D., A.B.M.P.P., B.C.E.T.S., F.A.A.E.T.S.

Sleep

EEG Slow (~1 Hz) Waves Are Associated With Nonstationarity of Thalamo-Cortical Sensory Processing in the Sleeping Human »
by Massimini M, Rosanova M, Mariotti M

The Treatment of Psychophysiologic Insomnia with Biofeedback: A Replication Study »
by Hauri PJ, Percy L, Hellekson C, Hartmann E, Russ D

Stroke

Hostility Following Right CVA: Support for Right Orbital Frontal Deactivation and Right Temporal Activation »
by Everhart DE MS and Harrison DW PhD

A Controlled Study of EEG Neurofeedback and Physical Therapy With Pediatric Stroke, Age Seven Months to Age Fifteen, Occurring Prior to Birth »
by Ayers M

EEG Biofeedback on a Female Stroke Patient with Depression: A Case Study (abs. pg.5) »
by Putman J M.A. M.S.

Traumatic Brain Injury

The Elusive Nature of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury »
by Swatzyna RJ, PhD

Neurofeedback Therapy for a Mild Head Injury »
by Byers AP