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SMR Neurofeeback Improves Sleep and Memory After Only 10 Sessions

Researchers* report that participants’ sleep and declarative memory improved after they received 10 sessions of human sensorimotor rhythm (SMR) neurofeedback in a randomized parallel group design. SMR is an EEG frequency band from 12-15 Hz that is associated with an alert, attentive state coupled with calm or silent motor activities. The cat who remains completely […]

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Patients With Anti-Social Personality Disorder Benefit From Extended Neurofeedback

Researchers report in a clinical case series that patients with anti-social personality disorder benefited from extended quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG)-guided neurofeedback sessions. QEEG-guided neurofeedback provides individually tailored neurotherapy sessions based on a patient’s unique EEG and comparisons to age appropriate, normative databases. This is the first neurofeedback study that I am aware of with this population.

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Psychologists Call On The American Psychological Association To Recognize The Value of QEEG and Neurofeedback In Psychology

I obtained a letter that will be sent to the American Psychological Association (APA) from concerned psychologists regarding APA’s failure to acknowledge the positive contributions of clinicians and researchers involved in quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) and neurofeedback. The writer also briefly touches on a current controversy in the field that involves admittance of QEEG evidence into […]

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Group Therapy Improves Survival in Women With Breast Cancer

In a long term follow up (median = 11 years) study, researchers* report that women with breast cancer who received group therapy (i.e., psychological treatment in a group format) versus those in an assessment only group (n = 227) experienced statistically significant improvements life expectancy 11 years after diagnosis. Group therapy consisted of 8-12 participants […]

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Fluoxetine Does Not Reduce Repetitive Behaviors in Children with Autism

Autism Speaks and the Autism Clinical Trials Network report that a new low dose, melt-in-your-mouth version of Fluoxetine failed to reduce repetitive behaviors in children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism. Physicians’ clinical observations that Fluoxetine controlled these behaviors spurred this research. Fluoxetine is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that is commonly referred to as a […]

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Children With ADHD Realize Significant Benefits From Neurofeedback Training In a Randomized Clinical Trial

In a yet unpublished study (in press), researchers* report that children with ADHD who underwent neurofeedback training in a randomized clinical trial realized significant improvements on numerous home and school behavioral rating scales. The study included a large sample size, randomized assignment to an experimental or control group, semi-blinded parents to their child’s treatment condition, […]

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Mirjam Kouijzer Responds To Neurofeedback For Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Promising Results In A Small Sample

I am very pleased to provide the response of our first invited guest commentator, Mirjam Kouijzer, lead author of the research discussed in the recent BMED Report article, Neurofeedback For Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Promising Results In A Small Sample.  The BMED Report extends a warm thanks to Mirjam Kouijzer and Hein van Schie for this […]

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A One Year Follow Up of Neurofeedback For Autistic Spectrum Disorders

This current report extends the initial findings of  “Neurofeedback For Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Promising Results In A Small Sample” to a 1 year follow-up of the same participants with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).  Recall from the initial study that participants with ASD experienced statistically meaningful improvements in a variety of executive functioning, social, and behavioral […]

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