Author: Richard Soutar
Publisher: Isnr Research Foundation
Release Date: 2011-10
This book, presented in full color for easy reading, is highly recommended for students and healthcare professionals who want to integrate neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback) and quantitative EEG (QEEG) into their treatment options for patients and clients. The authors have over 30 years of combined experience and offer an easily read, comprehensive historical and clinical perspective. Topics include brain anatomy and physiology, models of disorders, basic electronics necessary to understand the recording process, learning/behavior theory, how to create treatment protocols, and how to evaluate clinical progress. The book also devotes a chapter to the history and clinical understanding of audio-visual entrainment. About The Authors: Richard Soutar, PhD has been involved in neurofeedback for 20 years, is the director of New Mind Neurofeedback Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and is actively conducting workshops and mentoring new practitioners interested in BCIA certification. He is author of the New Mind Webcourse, the Creator of the New Mind Maps Database Analysis System, and author of several books in the field of neurofeedback. Robert Longo, MRC, LPC, NCC, BCN is Board Certified in neurofeedback and practices in North Carolina. Rob works with youth and adults and specializes in working with youth who have emotional and behavioral problems.
Author: Thomas H. Budzynski
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2009-03-13
The study of Quantitative EEGs and Neurofeedback offer a window into brain physiology and function via computer and statistical analyses, suggesting innovative approaches to the improvement of attention, anxiety, mood and behavior. Resources for understanding what QEEG and Neurofeedback is, how they are used, and to what disorders and patients they can be applied are scarce, and this volume serves as an ideal tool for clinical researchers and practicing clinicians, providing a broad overview of the most interesting topics relating to the techniques. The revised coverage of advancements, new applications (e.g. Aspberger's, music therapy, LORETA, etc.), and combinations of prior approaches make the second edition a necessary companion to the first. The top scholars in the field have been enlisted and contributions will offer both the breadth needed for an introductory scholar and the depth desired by a clinical professional. *Detailed new protocols for treatment of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and PTSD *Newest protocol in Z-score training enables clinicians to extend their practices *LORETA diagnostic tool lets the clinician watch for changes deep in the brain through working with surface EEG patterns
Author: James R. Evans
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2007-08-17
Handbook of Neurofeedback is a comprehensive introduction to this rapidly growing field, offering practical information on the history of neurofeedback, theoretical concerns, and applications for a variety of disorders encountered by clinicians. Disorders covered include ADHD, depression, autism, aging, and traumatic brain injury. Using case studies and a minimum of technical language, the field’s pioneers and most experienced practitioners discuss emerging topics, general and specific treatment procedures, training approaches, and theories on the efficacy of neurofeedback. The book includes comments on the future of the field from an inventor of neurofeedback equipment and a discussion on the theory of why neurofeedback training results in the alleviation of symptoms in a wide range of disorders. The contributors review of procedures and a look at emerging approaches, including coherence/phase training, inter-hemispheric training, and the combination of neurofeedback and computerized cognitive training. Topics discussed include: Implications of network models for neurofeedback The transition from structural to functional models Client and therapist variables Treatment-specific variables Tomographic neurofeedback Applying audio-visual entrainment to neurofeedback Common patterns of coherence deviation EEG patterns and the elderly Nutrition and cognitive health ADHD definitions and treatment Attention disorders Autism disorders The neurobiology of depression QEEG-guided neurofeedback This book is an essential professional resource for anyone practicing, or interested in practicing neurofeedback, including neurotherapists, neuropsychologists, professional counselors, neurologists, neuroscientists, clinical psychologists, and psychiatrists.
The fields of neurobiology and neuropsychology are growing rapidly, and neuroscientists now understand that the human brain has the capability to adapt and develop new living neurons by engaging new tasks and challenges throughout our lives, essentially allowing the brain to rewire itself. In Neurotherapy and Neurofeedback, accomplished clinicians and scholars Lori Russell-Chapin and Ted Chapin illustrate the importance of these advances and introduce counselors to the growing body of research demonstrating that the brain can be taught to self-regulate and become more efficient through neurofeedback (NF), a type of biofeedback for the brain. Students and clinicians will come away from this book with a strong sense of how brain dysregulation occurs and what kinds of interventions clinicians can use when counseling and medication prove insufficient for treating behavioral and psychological symptoms.
Author: Stephen Larsen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2006-04-21
Genre: Health & Fitness
An introduction to the innovative therapy that restores optimal functioning of the brain after physical or emotional trauma • Provides an alternative to the more invasive therapies of electroshock and drugs • Shows how this therapy helps ameliorate anxiety and depression as well as childhood developmental disorders • Includes extraordinary case histories that reveal the powerful results achieved According to the Centers for Disease Control, each year 260,000 people are hospitalized with traumatic brain injuries. The Brain Injury Association reports 1.5 million injuries, many of which go undiagnosed but which lead to all kinds of cognitive and emotional impairments. While neuroscience has learned an enormous amount about the connection between brain trauma and personality changes, the methods proposed for resolving these alterations are generally limited to drug therapy or surgeries. This book explores a much less invasive but highly effective technique of restoring brain function: the Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS). Developed by Dr. Len Ochs in 1992, it has had extraordinary results using weak electromagnetic fields to stimulate brain-wave activity and restore brain flexibility and function. The treatment works across a broad spectrum of human activity, increasing the brain’s abilities to adapt to the imbalances caused by physical trauma or emotional disorders--both on the basic level and in the more subtle areas of cognitive, affective, and spiritual processes that make us truly human. While the treatment has had remarkable results with individuals who have experienced severe physical trauma to the head and brain, Stephen Larsen sees it also as an important alternative to chemical approaches for such chronic behavioral disorders as ADHD and monopolar and bipolar depression.
Author: Corydon D. Hammond
Release Date: 2013-01-11
A comprehensive look at this revolutionary method of neurofeedback LENS: The Low Energy Neurofeedback System examines the research, development, and clinical applications of the revolutionary LENS method of brain wave feedback. This practical book provides a foundation for clinicians to learn about this groundbreaking medical advancement, which has been used with a wide range of conditions. The book illustrates the results of the use of LENS in more than 100 cases, as well as applications with brain-based problems in animals. LENS: The Low Energy Neurofeedback System is a comprehensive overview of the history and evolution of clinical use of this innovative approach. One of the unique features of LENS is that it can not only be used with adults and children, but it can also be used with small children and more seriously disabled individuals who lack the impulse control, attention, or stamina to concentrate for the more extended periods of time required in traditional neurofeedback. The book presents an outcome study on 100 cases where LENS was successfully applied to a wide range of clinical symptoms, as well as case studies on the use of LENS with neurodevelopmental and learning disabilities. LENS: The Low Energy Neurofeedback System details the application of LENS in the clinical treatment of: head injuries ADD/ADHD autism learning disabilities fibromyalgia anger and explosiveness depression developmental disorders anxiety insomnia epilepsy addictions and much more LENS: The Low Energy Neurofeedback System is an essential professional resource for psychologists, social workers, licensed counselors, and biofeedback professionals.
Author: Thomas F. Collura
Release Date: 2014-01-23
Technical Foundations of Neurofeedback provides, for the first time, an authoritative and complete account of the scientific and technical basis of EEG biofeedback. Beginning with the physiological origins of EEG rhythms, Collura describes the basis of measuring brain activity from the scalp and how brain rhythms reflect key brain regulatory processes. He then develops the theory as well as the practice of measuring, processing, and feeding back brain activity information for biofeedback training. Combining both a "top down" and a "bottom up" approach, Collura describes the core scientific principles, as well as current clinical experience and practical aspects of neurofeedback assessment and treatment therapy. Whether the reader has a technical need to understand neurofeedback, is a current or future neurofeedback practitioner, or only wants to understand the scientific basis of this important new field, this concise and authoritative book will be a key source of information. .
Author: Robert W. Thatcher
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2014-09-20
Neurofeedback is utilized by over 10,000 clinicians worldwide with new techniques and uses being found regularly. Z Score Neurofeedback is a new technique using a normative database to identify and target a specific individual’s area of dysregulation allowing for faster and more effective treatment. The book describes how to perform z Score Neurofeedback, as well as research indicating its effectiveness for a variety of disorders including pain, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, PTSD, ADHD, TBI, headache, frontal lobe disorders, or for cognitive enhancement. Suitable for clinicians as well as researchers this book is a one stop shop for those looking to understand and use this new technique. Contains protocols to implement Z score neurofeedback Reviews research on disorders for which this is effective treatment Describes advanced techniques and applications
Author: Lukasz M. Konopka
Publisher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Neurofeedback involves EEG frequencies that are unique to each patient and influenced by the introduction of psychotropic medication. This requires the neurofeedback provider to understand the behavioral correlates of EEG frequencies and the effects introduced by psychotropics. This chapter is designed to provide an overview of broad classes of medications related to cognitive and EEG effects, as well as to offer implications for the neurofeedback provider in incorporating these effects to optimize treatment design. The chapter provides an overview of the acute and long-term impact of medication classes on cognitive function and EEG patterns. Medication-related EEG shifts in absolute frequency bands (delta, theta, alpha beta) are explored across anxiolytics, stimulants, antidepressants and antipsychotics. It is intended to highlight major trends in medication-related changes affecting cognition and EEG relevant to neurofeedback design. Each section contains summaries of potential cognitive/behavioral and EEG effects and recommendations for neurofeedback providers, with emphasis on individualized, repeated assessment.
Author: Hartmut Heinrich
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Release Date: 2016-01-28
EEG-based neurofeedback is used as a treatment approach in attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a clinically and pathophysiologically heterogeneous child psychiatric disorder. There is increasing evidence for specific effects of neurofeedback when applying 'standard' protocols (slow cortical potentials, theta/beta, sensorimotor rhythm). Knowledge about underlying mechanisms and moderating variables is increasing. Nevertheless, further well-controlled and conducted trials are needed to answer open questions concerning optimisation and individualisation of neurofeedback. Further improvements may develop with new methods and technical developments (e.g., tomographic neurofeedback) and new concepts (integrated ADHD treatment). This Frontiers Research Topic comprising 14 articles intends to answer the following questions concerning neurofeedback in ADHD: • How efficacious is neurofeedback? • What is the rationale of applying a certain neurofeedback protocol in ADHD? • What are central mechanisms and which moderating variables may affect training and treatment outcome? • How to optimise treatment? What are new developments and which benefits may be expected? Aspects of learning theory are also stressed dissociating 'neurofeedback as a treatment' and 'neurofeedback as entertainment'. In the Editorial, this crucial aspect is compared to the way you read (and study) a scientific book versus reading a thriller for leisure. In this respect: Enjoy this Research Topic, study and apply it in practice, unless you read it for entertainment purposes!
Author: John N. Demos
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2005-01-17
What is neurofeedback? Neurofeedback is founded upon computer technology joined with auxiliary equipment that can measure the metabolic activity of the cerebral cortex. Neurofeedback training combines the principles of complementary medicine with the power of electronics. It is a comprehensive system that promotes growth change at the cellular level of the brain and empowers the client to use his or her mind as a tool for personal healing.Until now, there has not been a single comprehensive yet easy-to-understand guide for clinicians interested in adding neurotherapy to their practice. Getting Started with Neurofeedback is a step-by-step guide for professional health care providers who wish to begin with neurotherapy, as well as experienced clinicians who are looking for a concise treatment guide.This book answers essential questions such as: How does neurotherapy work?, What is the rationale for treatment? When is neurotherapy the treatment of choice? Why should I add it to my already existing healthcare practice? The author also answers questions important to establishing a successful practice such as: What kind of training should clinicians get? What kind of equipment should clinicians buy? How can clinicians add neurofeedback to their existing practice?The first part of the book introduces the reader to the world of neurofeedback, its history and scientific basis. Case studies help clinicians apply what they are learning to their existing practice. Demos takes the mystery out of the assessment process and charts and examples of topographical brain maps (in full color) serve as teaching aids. Later in the book, advanced techniques are explained and demonstrated by additional case studies. The reader is shown how to use biofeedback for the body to augment neurofeedback training as well as being taught to work with the body and acquire a basic knowledge of complementary medicine.The book concludes by offering clinicians practical suggestions on marketing their expanded practice, purchasing equipment, finding appropriate training and supervision, and keeping up with the ever-growing profession of neurofeedback. Research and theory unite to demonstrate the clinical underpinnings for this exciting new modality. Some images in the ebook are not displayed owing to permissions issues.