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Alan Fisher, PhD

A Brief Historical Review Of The Current Debate Over The Title, “Psychologist,” With Suggestions For Compromise

This current article is a commentary (with an additional call for compromise) on recent articles by the Texas Psychological Association (TPA), “Texas Psychologists Under Attack” and National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), “NASP Argues Proposed Rule Change Does Not ‘Attack’ Psychologists”. I originally intended to post these thoughts in the comment sections of one or […]

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Neurofeedback Improves Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia In A Randomized, Controlled Study

In a recently published article in the journal, Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, researchers report that neurofeedback, a form of biofeedback, significantly improves symptoms of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). The authors devised a well thought out study that included a total of 36 patients who experienced FMS. Patient were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 groups: 18 […]

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Brain-Building Nutrition: How Dietary Fats and Oils Affect Mental, Physical, and Emotional Intelligence (Book Review)

If you are interested in promoting and maintaining a healthy human brain, you will likely find the book, “Brain-Building Nutrition” by Michael A. Schmidt, Ph.D, to be informative and potentially beneficial. The author has a background in the “hard” sciences (i.e., molecular medicine) and collaborates with NASA scientists in the field of metabolism and human […]

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Research Continues To Support The Benefits Of Self-Hypnosis In Chronic Pain Management

Readers interested in pain management, hypnosis, or neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback) may want to take the time to read the brief, well written article, “Hypnosis for Chronic Pain Management: A New Hope.” The author (Mark P. Jensen, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine) speaks to three trends in hypnosis’ role in pain […]

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