Differentiating Autism from Sensory Processing Disorders

An important and interesting study has recently been published that helps us understand how Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) are separate from Autistic Spectrum Disorders. The study by Chang et al, published online in PLOS on July 30, uses new sophisticated tract imaging to show impaired white matter microstructure. In this study, three groups were compared: […]

Neurofeedback Training Improves Cognition in the Elderly

Neurofeedback and cognitive enhancement, a review One of the common questions people ask me is whether neurofeedback can help cognitive decline associated with aging.  Some very recent research articles and published reviews suggest cautious optimism.  Yes…now we know that Neurofeedback can definitely increase attention and working memory performance in normal aging adults.  But…while there have […]

PT Lapse and the Problem of AntiPsychotics for Mood Disorder

Psychology Today seems to be guilty of a journalistic ethical lapse of major proportions.  The December 2013 issue arrived with a cover sticker, partially obscuring the magazine’s title, announcing, “UNRESOLVED DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS? Learn about an add-on treatment for depression on p.43”.   At first glance, it appears to be an article about depression.  But turn […]

Neurofeedback WORKS–How?

EEG Biofeedback (Neurofeedback) is effective for patients suffering a wide-range of conditions from the frankly physical (examples: seizures, traumatic brain injury and strokes) to the psychological (anxiety, sleep disorders, mood disorders) and the in-between (Attention Deficit Disorder, Migraine and other Headaches, Fibromyalgia). I won’t review the extensive efficacy literature in this blog post, except to […]

Biofeedback, Head Trauma, and Neuroplasticity

Four topics for today’s post, links to two videos, report of ground breaking research on neuroplasticity and EEG biofeedback,  and a note on the limits of ADHD stimulant medication.  The sources are far-flung, but they have in common support for the widely misunderstood value of Neurofeedback. First, I am posting a link to a video […]

A Buddhist Perspective on Neurofeedback "Treatment"

I came across this post on a neurofeedback list-serve this week and asked the author, Natalie Baker, LMHC, if I could reproduce it on my blog.  Natalie, whom I otherwise do not know, is making the point that transformation (meditation) and treatment are different even when they overlap.  I am pleased she has allowed me […]

A Buddhist Perspective on Neurofeedback “Treatment”

I came across this post on a neurofeedback list-serve this week and asked the author, Natalie Baker, LMHC, if I could reproduce it on my blog.  Natalie, whom I otherwise do not know, is making the point that transformation (meditation) and treatment are different even when they overlap.  I am pleased she has allowed me […]

Direct Stimulation Validated for Major Depression

Direct electrical stimulation of the brain is not biofeedback or neurofeedback, but there is a safe  and minimal form we have been using at EEGym® for a couple of years: direct transcranial stimulation, tDCS.  A study out this week in the Archives of General Psychiatry Online reported by the American Psychiatric Association seems to point […]