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 […]

Psychiatry Keeps Moving–New Science, New Thinking

Some recent readings I have come across…demonstrate that conceptual changes are always on the horizon. Two new areas of thinking about depression are emerging from basic and clinical research on brain inflammation and ketamine, an NMDA receptor antagonist. To my mind, the most revolutionary change concerns brain inflammation and depression. A different direction in biological psychiatry and depression comes from the numerous recent studies pointing to Ketamine’s rapid antidepressant effect.

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 […]

Bipolar Disorder: Sleep & Carbohydrate Control

Attention to sleep and carbohydrate management are two natural and important factors important in the recovery of Bipolar Mood Disorder. SLEEP. Restorative sleep is important for everyone. It is critically important in mood disorders and is close to the root of bipolar disorder, which is a disturbance in natural circadian rhythms.  Circadian rhythms are the […]

Bipolar Disorder: Sleep & Carbohydrate Control

Attention to sleep and carbohydrate management are two natural and important factors important in the recovery of Bipolar Mood Disorder. SLEEP. Restorative sleep is important for everyone. It is critically important in mood disorders and is close to the root of bipolar disorder, which is a disturbance in natural circadian rhythms.  Circadian rhythms are the […]