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 […]

Autism Severity Correlates with Sensory Processing

New research uses EEG information, specifically “evoked potential” methods, to make even firmer the connection between severity of autism (ASD) and problems in sensory processing.  The American Psychiatric Association put out a bulletin recently discussing the research of Sophie Molholm PhD and colleagues at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  They studied 43 children with ASD […]

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 […]

Can EEG Tell If Telekinesis Is A Magician’s Trick?

Can objects be moved by thought alone?  A dubious notion, eh?  So when the History Channel asked me to look at the brain waves of “a mentalist” I didn’t have much interest.  Back when I was in psychiatric training Uri Geller was at the Stanford Research Institute demonstrating New Physics and mind-over-matter with mental spoon-bending. […]

Can EEG Tell If Telekinesis Is A Magician's Trick?

Can objects be moved by thought alone?  A dubious notion, eh?  So when the History Channel asked me to look at the brain waves of “a mentalist” I didn’t have much interest.  Back when I was in psychiatric training Uri Geller was at the Stanford Research Institute demonstrating New Physics and mind-over-matter with mental spoon-bending. […]

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.