EEG Neurofeedback Overview

Recently, I was asked to contribute to a chapter on EEG Neurofeedback for a text on Psychiatry and Alternative Medicine to be published by the American Psychiatric Association Press.  Since I had promised in my last blog to write more about EEG feedback, I have decided to post the chapter contribution here. NEUROFEEDBACK IN A PSYCHIATRIC PRACTICE […]

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 […]

Fish Oils:The Skinny on Fatty Acids and Brain Health

In this communication, I will focus mainly on the all-important Essential Fatty Acids, and particularly on Fish Oil, an Omega-3 poly-unsaturated fatty acid, known as Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA). EFAs are well-established contributors to cardio-vascular health and protectors against sudden cardiac death. Here, I will focus on EFAs and brain health. And mental health.

Updates on ADHD-Food Additives and also ADHD-Autism Gene Finding

A couple of reports in Science News this week pick up on stories we have been following.  The first is a “backgrounder” on hyeractivity and food additives; the second illuminates one of the murky patterns of genetic transmission, heredibility of gene variants in ADHD and autistic spectrum not seen in other psychiatric disorders. A very […]

More on the Genetic Factors in ADHD, the Autism Spectrum

ADHD is an invisible disability that is largely non-psychiatric–though it has life-long psychological sequellae for those who grow up with it.  As I noted in a blog entry November 21, 2010, evidence is growing that genetic factors are strongly involved in the complex syndrome we nowadays call Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  Many genetic factors […]

More on Electro-Magnetic Radiation and Cell Phones

Below I have posted a round up of stories on the recent news  from WHO on the increased risk of gliomas tied to heavy cell phone use. This issue is obviously still completely unsettled. As I have written before, I have no doubt about the effect of low energy electro-magnetic  (E-M) radiation on the human […]

EEGym® adds QEEG Services

The QEEG (quantitative EEG, a map of brain electrical patterns referenced to normative databases) issue is major in neurofeedback circles. Most of us old-timers don’t really see a need for QEEG in determining protocols–it is definitely not necessary for the three most often used systems in at EEGym. But I’ve come around to see its tremendous value diagnostically; sometimes it can tell us what is wrong with the patient with dramatic clarity, whether it is old head injury, sleep disorder, ADHD, headache, or generalized memory problems.

New Research on Genetic Origin of ADHD

A study in Lancet October 23 has added significant evidence to the growing knowledge that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is largely biological.  Non-genetic causes such as abnormal brain development, brain injury or environmental factors are also believed to play a role in the disorder, but this latest study suggests brains of some children with […]